Our vast experience, knowledge base, resources, technological equipment and desire to find resolution to problematic projects provides us with this specialty.
We are a certified AB Chance Helical Pier installer. Helicals have a variety of uses primarily for deep foundations, replace caissons, foundation repair/leveling, shoring and tiebacks. Anytime pour soil conditions exist, large concentrated loads, adverse building sites, minimal landscape disturbance and/or expedited foundation supports helical piers are a great option. We have been a certified installer since 2007.
We have been incorporating Lecia controls and design software since 2012. This includes Leica GeoGrade & Build Software in conjunction with Leica Machine Controls which is functional with the Robotic Total Station and/or GPS base station and rovers. This technology allows us to perform create and/or implement highly detailed layouts over a large area while creating our own surfaces (tin) for grading.
Over the years we have corrected many existing degraded surface on concrete, masonry, plaster and wood. This is accomplished through the use of a variety of products depending upon the surface material and degree of correction needed.
ADA correction and implementation is a critical part of compliance for all businesses, federal/state organizations and some residences. We have been involved with ADA compliance from design through construction and our internal capabilities/specialties simplify the process with the tight constraints of ADA.
Since the beginning of Elk Ridge we have self performed the majority of our own finishes to maintain not only quality but to allow flexibility of the selections, touchup and schedule. This includes paints, stains, lacquers, conversion varnishes, elastomeric, sealers, cold galvanizing, electroplating and epoxies.
Over the years we have worked with Timber Engineers from the Canadian Wood Council and American Timber Joinery to create authentic timber construction milled from our log mill using a variety of joinery connections. Some of our more favorite connection types are hidden spline & pegged, mortise & tenon and wedged dovetail.
Retaining walls can either be a matter of function without cosmetic concern such as bridges, canals and earth; or they can be created with an aesthetic value. These walls typically gain the character from decorative concrete, masonry, timbers and boulders. We have constructed several styles and types of retaining walls ranging up to 20’ high and arched.
Our specialty in demolition is deconstruction of structures and selective demolition of specific elements within existing structures while dealing with the hazardous materials. These processes are simplified for us due to our extensive knowledge base in constructing structures and our extensive safety training guidelines. Typical renovations have considerable selective demolition which we always perform. Our largest deconstruction project is the Old Laramie High School.
Over the years we have invested in hydraulic powered concrete cutting saws and drilling equipment along with the traditional walk behind saws; 60-80A plasma cutters powered by large generators prevent steel from being a problem. This enables us to to cut with precision up to a 48” dia. blade and keep our projects on schedule.