JRW Foundation-Systems was founded in 1976 by John R. Whittam, Sr. and has been doing business throughout California specializing in difficult limited access structural jobs.
After the Northridge Earthquake, JRW became involved in different types of underpinning projects and in 1996 we became a Certified Dealer/Installer of A.B. Chance Helical Pier Foundation Systems. We have been fortunate to have worked on a number of projects in Southern California, to list a few:
Many jobs require extensive testing and specialized installation equipment which we own and can transport throughout California. Our testing equipment is up to 200,000 lbs. (200 Kips), electric and diesel helical pile installation equipment (torque up to 22,000 ft. lbs.), excavating equipment (up to 50,000 lbs.) and limited access drilling equipment capable of 3’x70’caissons. Our specialty is underpinning/leveling existing structures utilizing Helical Piers, Helical Pulldown Micropiles, Cased Helical Pulldown Micropiles, Resistance Piers and Caissons in limited access areas under difficult circumstances. Our office is fully staffed and we are very well versed at working with RFI’s, Submittals, Transmittals, Shop Drawings, Schedule of Values and Building Officials. We are fully insured to $1,000,000 with $2,000,000 aggregate GL, have bonding in place for up to $1 million and qualify for excess liability coverage’s when required.
Our license classifications are as follows:
We are the most experienced Foundation Underpinning Construction Company in Southern California and one of if not the oldest Certified A.B. CHANCE Installing Dealer in Southern California and we look forward to working with you.