Our specialties are investigating
and designing the repair of structures damaged by expansive soils like
Yazoo clay and the engineering design of structures in an expansive soil
environment. We have designed repairs that include re-leveling multistory
buildings and foundation replacement for commercial buildings up to
50,000 square feet. We also design framing systems and foundations for
commercial buildings, churches, and residences including additions.
Locally, additions are challenging because often the original structure
may have foundation movements that must be understood before the
foundation for the addition can be designed. In Central
Mississippi there are two primary foundation systems that work
well. These are floating slab-on-grade foundations and drilled pier
foundations with a properly designed void system. Each type of
foundation has limits of effectiveness so foundations need to be
customized for the site and geological conditions.