We have 29 years and four patents revolutionizing the foundation repair industry for homeowners and contractors in San Diego, Poway, San Carlos, and Santee. Our foundation repair systems are available for contractors from San Diego, Dallas to New York City. If you have cracks in your walls, Sure Safe is your #1 choice for advanced foundation repair technology. We are the only choice for Division of State Architect Approval for Department of Housing Commercial Offices and re-locatable classrooms. That’s because no one does it better!
I am writing this letter because I believe that the Sure Safe Steel Buttress should be viewed logically and not with the conventional building mentality. In my professional opinion, the Sure Safe foundation is not only an acceptable alternative to conventional construction and fully conforms to the intent of the California Building Code 2013, The California Residential Code, 2013, along with the applicable sections from the ASCE 7-10. Moreover, it should be kept in mind that the sheer number of columns installed on the average results in a pure dead load of more than 25,000. The coefficient of friction used in every day analysis is.40 where the friction factor on this foundation is .67 which is almost double the acceptable coefficient of friction.
And, although this system is conceptually different than conventional building it offers benefits never before achieved for this application, such as:
• Since this foundation is hung from the girder prior to pouring concrete, each support is set exactly level to the existing beam therefore correcting the natural irregularities that occur between the structure and the foundation with no re tensioning required.
• In conjunction with engineering to meet the conditions of the area, this system can save thousands of dollars for builders and homeowners alike.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 505-296-5706.
Jim Kapuranis, PE/President
JJK Consulting Group, Inc.
Consulting Structural Engineers