Proposed Building Rehabilitation

Niagara Falls, NY

Project Objective

The goal of this project was to provide subsurface information regarding existing building foundations and evaluation of subsurface conditions for new building additions.

Unique Project Features

Site access was extremely limited and excavation was in progress against fragile existing building walls.

Encorus Group Solution

Encorus staff mobilized a small, rubber-tire backhoe to excavate test pits along the 100+ year old walls to the base of the foundations in order to determine the elevation of the structure. A track-mounted drill rig was used to investigate the subsurface soils at various locations on-site for a proposed addition.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Mobilized appropriate equipment to facilitate testing
  • Excavation of test pits
  • Investigation of subsurface soils