EagleLIFT Port of Los Angeles Seawall Stabilization Video

EagleLIFT Port of Los Angeles Seawall Stabilization Video

The project consisted of stabilizing 1300 Linear Feet of an old wood timber seawall. The seawall was experiencing deteriorating soil conditions caused by soil undermining beneath and through the seawall from decades of tidal shifts and subsequent soil movement. The subsiding soils were causing voids to form around the seawall and underneath the pavements they were supporting, leading to sinkholes and settlement of the overhead structures.

EagleLIFT Receives Commendation From Port of LA

Throughout July, our crews have been working at the Port of Los Angeles void-filling and stabilizing a seawall using our proprietary polyurethane grout injection process. We are honored to receive a ‘Letter of Recommendation’ for the successfully completed project.

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EagleLIFT Inc, announces its Proprietary “EL” Polymers

EagleLIFT’s EL polymers are designed to meet specific application needs, from soil stabization and densification to advanced hydro-insensitivity to liquefaction mitigation.

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EagleLIFT Receives Commendation for Work Performed at the Port of Los Angeles

Ontario, CA – During the past month, our crews have been working at the Port of Los Angeles to perform underground void-filling and soil stabilization/compaction along a seawall using our proprietary polyurethane grout injection process. Yesterday, we were honored to receive a ‘Letter of Recommendation’ for the successfully completed project.

The letter, written by Shaun Shahrestani the Port’s Chief Harbor Engineer – Construction Division, stated:

“The EagleLIFT staff is professional, organized, and very pleasant to work with. Most importantly, Mr. (Cliff) Frazao is always willing to address the Port’s needs, has a deep knowledge and understanding of the material and engineering principles, and works cooperatively to solve potential concerns well before they could become problems.”

The project consisted of stabilizing 1300 Linear Feet of an old wood timber seawall. The seawall was experiencing deteriorating soil conditions caused by soil undermining beneath and through the seawall from decades of tidal shifts and subsequent soil movement. The subsiding soils were causing voids to form around the seawall and underneath the pavements they were supporting, leading to sinkholes and settlement of the overhead structures.

EagleLIFT worked with the Port and its engineers to implement its polymer injection process to stabilize the deteriorating soils, underseal the seawall, and return the load-bearing capacity back to the soil to mitigate future settlement. The below graphic displays the process:

The initial designs for the repair was the utilization of a compaction grout to voidfill, seal and stabilize the soils around the wall. The Port was experiencing a significant issue with the compaction grout design due to environmental concerns and its effectiveness around the existing utilities.  The compaction grout design required that a capture plan be implemented to ensure the grout would permeate into the surrounding environment.  With EagleLIFT’s polymers, there were no environmental concerns due to the controllable expansion and their environmentally inert nature.

Regarding access, the compaction grout had some access issues due to the existing utilities. In order to gain an effective enough permeation, the grout had to be injected using a 45-degree angle that avoided the utilities, but had limited ability to reach the voids and stabilize the soils. The holes required for compaction grouting were also large, and potentially damaging to the asphalt slabs. With EagleLIFT, our holes were ½” in size and the injections could be made around the utilities, ensuring optimal spread of the chemical grout.

Mr. Shahrestani’s letter continues:

“Mr. (John) Silva [EagleLIFT’s Project Superintendent] worked closely with the tenant to accommodate the tenant ship schedule and minimize disruptions to their operations. They performed the job under budget and met the aggressive completion schedule, while maintaining compliance with safety and environmental requirements.”

“I take pleasure in recognizing EagleLIFT, Mr. Frazao, Mr. Silva, and the crew for their excellent performance on the project. I highly recommend them for their competence, cooperation, professionalism, and outstanding level of performance in delivering this project at the Port of Los Angeles.”

About EagleLIFT, Inc.

EagleLIFT is a foundation repair and soil rehabilitation company based in Ontario, CA.  It specializes in foundation piering and polyurethane injection applications for seawall repair, foundation repair, soil compaction, subsurface barrier walls, and roadway and pavement lifting. EagleLIFT is a Class “A” General Engineering Contractor and holds SB, SBE and DVBE certifications and services Arizona, California and Nevada.

EagleLIFT Inc, announces its Proprietary “EL” Polymers in Collaboration with NCFI Polyurethanes

Ontario, CA – EagleLIFT Inc., a foundation repair and soil rehabilitation contractor based in Ontario, CA, announced the release of its proprietary “EL” polymers that it says will change the industry.

With over 20 years of operational and design expertise, EagleLIFT has helped innovate the use of two-part chemical grout as a soil compaction and foundation lifting solution.  EagleLIFT’s proprietary injection designs have evolved the industry by providing new techniques for achieving soil bearing capacity improvements.

“We have seen and used multitudes of different polyurethane formulations throughout our 20-year history,” states Don Moody, founder and President of EagleLIFT. “Working with NCFI, we have taken our tried-and-true application experience and designed polymer products which meet specialized application specifications.”

EagleLIFT’s EL polymers are designed to meet specific application needs, from soil stabilization and densification to advanced hydro-insensitivity to liquefaction mitigation. The polymers are at their core a two-part, closed-celled structural polyurethane. The polyurethane expands up to 25 times its initial volume through an exothermic reaction that happens when its plural components combine and release carbon dioxide. The polymer initially mixes with the soil layer, creating a matrix of soil and polymer that is highly dense with increased load-bearing capacity.  With different formula variations, mixing techniques, and injection designs, the polymers can achieve a broad range of applications.

“The fact is, each project and application is different, and while some polymers are more for utility, some polymers are designed to achieve specific needs, such as road lifting, seawall stabilization, or foundation lifting,” states Derek Berthelot, Vice President of Business Development. “Our polymer formulations were designed and tested around our application knowledge and experience, ensuring we have customized industry leading products that more effectively achieve our customers’ goals.”

About EagleLIFT, Inc.

EagleLIFT is a foundation repair and soil rehabilitation company based in Ontario, CA.  It specializes in foundation piering and polyurethane injection applications for seawall repair, foundation repair, soil compaction, subsurface barrier walls, and roadway and pavement lifting. EagleLIFT is a Class “A” General Engineering Contractor and holds SB, SBE and DVBE certifications and services Arizona, California and Nevada.

New Video! 45,000 sqft Warehouse Foundation Lift

EagleLIFT completes an incredible project in Brisbane, CA, where we lift a 45,000 sqft warehouse 15 inches from exterior to interior. The project is completed using a combination of Push Piers and Polyurethane Grout.

Derek Berthelot is promoted to EagleLIFT’s Vice President of Sales

Derek Berthelot is promoted to EagleLIFT’s Vice President of Sales

Ontario, CA – EagleLIFT, Inc., a Chemical Grout and Piering contractor based in Ontario, CA, announced today that Derek Berthelot has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Derek will be in charge of developing and executing sales strategies and growth goals in coordination with the financial and operational teams within EagleLIFT. Derek will report directly to EagleLIFT’s Founder and President, Donald Moody.

Derek has an extensive background in foundation repair, shoring and grouting methods, having worked in the industry for south Louisiana based shoring firm, National Foundation Repair, from 2006 – 2015 in both sales and operations capacities. In 2015, Derek joined the EagleLIFT team in its project management team. In 2016 he became Sales Manager and is now the Vice President of Sales.

“Under Derek’s leadership and his work with the executive team, EagleLIFT has experienced continued growth and has exceeded its sales goals,” states Donald Moody, President and Founder of EagleLIFT.

EagleLIFT has approximately 20 years of operational experience in foundation piering and soil stabilization using a two-part chemical grout. EagleLIFT is a Class “A” General Engineering Contractor, and a Veteran Owned Small Business.

“With EagleLIFT’s expertise and on-the-job experience, our growth possibility has no ceiling,” stated Mr. Berthelot. “I appreciate EagleLIFT’s continued faith in me and I am looking forward to helping educate our customers more about the benefits that we can offer them.”

With its chemical grout applications, EagleLIFT provides cost-effective solutions for increasing the weight-bearing capacity of soil, void filling, foundation lifting, sewer joint sealing, inflow and infiltration mitigation, seawall repair and a variety of other structural applications.

With Rains and Floods Comes Settlement and Decisions

We have had the Northern California and Nevada regions in our thoughts and prayers as flooding has ravaged the areas causing substantial damage to personal and public property and structures. As the water recedes, there may be structural damage that may need to be addressed immediately to ensure further damage does not occur due to settlement or further soil erosion.

As water moves, soil moves, it is a fundamental concept of erosion. Moving or shifting soil causes base support soils to erode and leads to structural settlement, voids, or shifting structures. In these cases, it is usually best to address the issue as fast as possible as the soil weight-bearing capacity needs should be restored.

Affected structures vary, from residential and commercial buildings to sewer and roadway infrastructure. There are many ways to deal with these issues in a time and cost-efficient manner. Here are some solutions for your needs.

Determining the cause of your problem

You must ensure that the cause of your problems is known.  Without this, any proposed solution for your structure may be inadequate or too costly for the repair.  If you are going to invest the money in repairing your property, then you should be sure the repair is successful and cost effective.

Soil Repair

If the soil supporting the structure was compromised, any present voids need to be filled and the soil’s weight-bearing capacity re-established. Void filling and soil stabilization can be done using the EagleLIFT polymer injection process. Once injected, the polymer will actively seek out any voids below the structure and throughout the soil.   The polymer will then begin to expand and densify, restoring or improving the weight-bearing capacity of the soil. The soil repair process is used for a variety of applications including roadway repair, embankment stabilization, dam repair and levee reinforcement and infrastructure sealing.

Structural realignment

EagleLIFT offers two forms of structural lifting and realignment, utilizing the polymer injection process or through the use of helical and push piers.  If a good option, EagleLIFT’s polymer injection process is by far the most cost-effective solution for lifting.  A proprietary injection pattern is used to allow the polymer’s expansive qualities provide upward, which can result in foundation or structural realignment.

Roadway Repair

Flooding and soil saturation can cause roadways, culverts and bridge approach slabs to sink or become unstable, due to the base soil being undermined by washout or infiltration of the soil into manholes, culverts, and lateral lines.  With the use of the EagleLIFT polymer injection application, the soils are stabilized, the infrastructure is sealed, and the structures roadway or bridge approach slab can be leveled and restored to use.  The application is quick and cost-effective and can be completed on an emergency basis.

Outfall, Emergency Levee and Dam repair

Water control structures are needed to hold back the floods and if undermined can cause the waters to impact areas they were designed to protect.  The Polymer injection application can be used to stabilize these structures by binding the soils and increasing their weight-bearing capacity.  This can be used to help the soils from being undermined due to washout.

Conclusion

The EagleLIFT team is here to help you combat the issues that are being created by these floods.  If you need any help, please contact Derek Berthelot at derekb@eaglelifting.com.

EagleLIFT becomes fully integrated Class A Engineering Contractor by hiring full time Professional Engineer

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – EagleLift, Inc. a Class A General Engineering contractor specializing in foundation lifting and soil stabilization, has hired a full-time Professional Engineer to head its Engineering Department. EagleLIFT has hired Pablo C. Naranjo, P.E., G.E. , as Senior Geotechnical Engineer.

Mr. Naranjo has over 20 years’ experience working in slope stabilization, geotechnical engineering, and foundation investigations and design. He has worked with international firms including Langan Engineering and URS Corporation. Mr. Naranjo holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico and a MS in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

“The addition of Pablo to the EagleLIFT family provides our customers with a full service contractor for their geotechnical repair needs,” states Don Moody, President of EagleLIFT. “Pablo is an expert in foundation repair and soil stabilization and he will help further our innovative processes and applications.”

EagleLIFT offers a comprehensive suite of technologies for rehabilitating structures that have been compromised by unconsolidated soils or a variety of other geotechnical issues.

“EagleLIFT offers the Deep Injection Process and piering applications for foundation rehabilitation, soil stabilization, roadway lifting, and culvert and sewer sealing,” states Mr. Naranjo. “I have worked with these applications for many years in both design and project engineering. I am excited to be on the EagleLIFT team and to help advance our customers’ project designs.”

EagleLIFT services the states of Nevada, California and Arizona.

It has operational locations in Southern and Northern California, Nevada and Arizona. EagleLIFT is a Class A General Engineering Contractor and a Veteran Owned Small Business headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

“Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grout” Webinar Provides Engineers with Insight into the power of polymer

“Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grout” Webinar Provides Engineers with Insight into the power of polymer

Technical webinar on utilizing polyurethane grout Injection for chemical grouting and soil stabilization

Today, EagleLIFT hosted a webinar with guest speaker Randy Post, Senior Engineer, Golder Associates, on the “Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grout.”  The webinar provided deep insight on the applications of utilizing polyurethane grout for geotechnical applications, such as foundation repair, sewer repair, inflow and infitration mitigation, soil stabilization and slope stabilization.

The well attended event was the latest in a series of educational webinars that EagleLIFT is hosting to help provide educational opportunities for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, environmental consultants, public works managers and faciltiy owners to learn how polyurethane grout may be a tool for them.

The webinar featured guest speaker Randy Post, Senior Engineer, Golder Associates, and EagleLIFT’s Regional Consultant Brendan Barrett.

Randy Post is a registered Civil Engineer (AZ) practicing in geotechnical engineering, specializing in transportation, infrastructure, mining, and large facilities. He specializes in complex geotechnical projects involving bridges, retaining walls and large cut and fill slopes. He is a geological engineer has been very useful in working on projects involving rock slopes, rockfall, and geologic hazards. He also founded GeoPrac.net in 2007, a news blog and community site for geotechnical and geological engineers.

The hour long webinar was concluded with an in depth question and answer session, whereby engineers from across the country challenged Mr. Post and Mr. Barrett with interesting perspective, testing methods and applications for the polyurethane grout.

“I would like to thank Randy Post for sharing his in-depth knowledge for using polyurethane grout for geotechnical applications,” states Don Moody, President and Owner of EagleLIFT.  “Randy lends a highly technical perspective on the effective uses and limitations of polyurethane grout.  EagleLIFT is a knowledge provider and contractor and we want to make sure our customers are fully educated on our applications and approaches.”

Below is a recording of the webinar and a downloadable version of the presentation.

View a recording of the video here

Download the presentation here
Polyurethane Grout Webinar