Anybody that digs around houses for a living will eventually find something interesting. Such was the case when CXC Contracting, Inc was hired by a General Contractor to lift a historical house on the National Park Services Santa Rosa Island that had been sitting on the ground for 150 years.
Hired to install a new foundation under the house, the plan was simple: Lift the house, excavate for a new foundation and piers, pour concrete and go home. Things started getting a little complicated when the engineers stipulated the house would need to be anchored to ground securely enough to withstand 140mph winds. CXC Contracting, Inc enlisted one of their structural engineers to design a system using McLean Dixie helical piers as the anchors and come-alongs to secure the house to the anchors. Then when attempting to put beams under the house in preparation for the lift things got more complicated when they started unearthing, what was to be determined, ancient Indian artifacts and bones.
Immediately, the job was shut down and the Chumash Indian Tribe elders were brought in to consult with and approve any further work. The elders concluded that yes, work could continue only if little to no further disturbance to the ground occurred.
The General Contractor notified Will Crawford, President of CXC Contracting, Inc of the determination and asked for a solution. To Crawford, the solution was simple. Instead of excavating 2 feet down for a new foundation, McLean Dixie helical piers would be drilled into the ground and, using new construction brackets, a grade beam would be poured on top of the ground to act as the foundation and set the house on.
The elders were presented with this option and they approved the work. 7 months later plans were approved, and additional Federal funding was secured so that work could continue. CXC Contracting, Inc completed the installation of the new foundation and handed the project back over to the very happy National Park Service, General Contractor and Chumash elders.
Will and his company did an outstanding job retrofitting my 6 apartment buildings. I had several other companies bid this project but was won over by his knowledge and honesty. He listened to what i was concerned about, assured me he would he take care of everything and did everything he said he was going to do…and then some. I highly recommend him.
- Vlad R.
I want to thank Will and Isaias for assisting me on a special project I needed done at my house. Isaias came early and did exactly what I needed and asked for and for a reasonable price.I can’t thank you guys enough.
- Jessica D.
Will is honest and ethical which is a lot more than can be said about a lot of people in his business. All in all, just a pleasure to do business with.
- Reuben Z.
Excellent Project Manager and crew. Very professional and knowledgeable. They even did a little extra work at no charge that was not part of the contract! You will be making an excellent choice if you hire this contractor for your earthquake foundation repair.