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.

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.