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.
The chimney was leaning and the front steps collapsing at this house in Seattle's Montlake neighborhood.
Quirk designed and built the foundations for both. Special feature: a cantilevered concrete pad seems to float along the wall without destroying the lines of the house. At the top of the steps, the pad serves as the landing for the entryway.
After the Seattle 6.8 earthquake in 2001, the chimney on this house was the only one left undamaged on its side of the street.