Never compromise on a building's foundation or structural integrity.
A good foundation keeps a building from tilting, collapsing, and flying away or rotting away. It repels water and invading animals. It is the first concern when starting new construction or remodeling existing buildings.
For the past 20 years, Quirk has designed and constructed sound foundations and support systems for new construction, remodels, additions, and renovations -- working extensively with the lag sheet pier system first suggested by soils engineer Neil Twelker. Using this technique, he has designed and built foundations without disturbing adjacent structures or plants mere inches away.
Please contact us for a foundation consultation, design, or estimate.
This new, single-family house was built on a Seattle hillside and required two foundations with a bridge between them. The garage sits lower than the house and is set at a different angle.
The challenges were increased by the need to excavate through shale -- which fractures easily. Shale excavations can get too deep because entire sections of the rock can fracture and peel off.
Quirk served as the foundation and concrete subcontractor, working with Shaw Construction. The different foundations were perfectly aligned -- within less than 1/8 inch of what the plans required.