Hale Built was tasked with providing a design-build solution for stabilizing and shoring a prominent pharmacy plaza located in New Milford, NJ, which suffered from severe foundation settlement issues. The building's exterior foundation footings and wall had sunk, causing shearing and buckling of the interior bearing wall and separation of the roof. The Hale Built team took the reins by providing value engineering to analyze the comparative weight of carbon fiber strips against the core-filling of the buckling walls. First the building foundation was underpinned with grouted helical piles to 50+ feet.
After the interior carbon fiber was installed, the team shored and leveled the large steel roof system. Finally, we replaced a substantial amount of the 12” masonry walls, reinstalled the doors and compactor chute. All was done without substantially disrupting the operating retail tenant. There are many advantages of having several disciplines represented by one company, especially when time, budget and minimum disruption are among the primary concerns.