Custom Equipment Fabrication
Attention Contractors. We supply custom made equipment for your most challenging foundation repair job.

Information and photos are available on our Custom Equipment page.

Foundation Info For Home Owners
Is your house settling? Have you seen cracks in the wall? How can you find out if you have a serious problem?

For information, please see our Homeowners Page.

For Homeowners
If you ask for 3 different opinions regarding a settlement problem, you will likely get 3 different answers. When choosing a repair method you should be confident that the problem which caused the settlement is being directly addressed in a manner that will prevent any future settlement. Competent supervision and support staff should be directly involved in the installation process. At John Schopke Inc., all foundation work performed is supervised by either John or Scott Schopke, owners and founders. Remember, if you want something done right ...

Pressure Grouting for the lifting and stabilization of settled structures. It is often impossible to develop lift with this method. It is unreliable and may not offer a long term solution. Many structures pressure grouted often settle again over time. The grout is difficult to contain and impossible to predict where it will flow. It will follow the path of least resistance and often travel to an unwanted location. If your proposal reads "we will lift the structure as much as possible, OR stabilize the affected area, you are most likely going to get "stabilization" and will have to cosmetically repair the damages.

Hand-dug Pads are often sold as underpinnings. These are concrete piers dug below a foundation to the depth of "good soil". The pad relies on a large surface area for load support, the bigger the pad, the more it will support, however, this requires more of the foundation to be undermined. This may cause further damage during the installation if temporary shoring is not used. If the pads are not installed deep enough they add more weight to the already failing soils. This method should only be used in surface compaction situations, and only with extreme caution.

Post Hole Pin Piles are small diameter piles that extend about 5' in depth or to the water table. This method is rarely effective to underpin heavy structures and should only be used when obtaining access with machinery is impossible. Lighter structures such as pool decks or concrete slabs may be repaired if good soil can be reached before water intrusion.

Steel Piers are small diameter pipe (3" - 4") driven into the ground. They often have doubtful long term performance because the weight of the structure is often used as the reaction against which the piles are driven. This leaves very little safety factor to predict long term effectiveness. They may have an unreliable connection to the foundation which can fail over time. Unlike an Augered shaft, the operator has no feedback as to what the pier is hitting as it is driven. Piers are often driven to "refusal", this could be a hard rock layer, or a tree stump.

Schopke Family Owned and Operated

Schopke Family Owned and Operated - At JSI Foundations, all work is performed or supervised by members of the Schopke family.  The Schopke family has been in the foundation and construction business in Florida for over 20 years.

Brevard County Grout Repair

Brevard County Grout Repair - We provide repairs and maintenance for all types of grout applications including pre-cast concrete and foundation joints. ).We specialize in urethane grout, chemical grout, polyurethane grouting and sodium silicate.

Florida Grout Repairs and Maintenance

Florida Grout Repairs and Maintenance - Grout is a construction material used to embed rebars in masonry walls, connect sections of pre-cast concrete, fill voids, and seal joints (like those between tiles).We specialize in urethane grout, chemical grout, polyurethane grouting and sodium silicate.

Florida Auger Piles Construction and Repair

Florida Auger Piles Construction and Repair - Construction and repairs for Driven foundations, Drilled Piles, Speciality Piles, Piled Walls and Deep Mixing/Mass Stabilization Techniques. We specialize in Auger Piles construction and repair. Our service area is the entire State of Florida including Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, The Florida Keys and the Florida panhandle. 

Brevard County Foundation Repair

Brevard County Foundation Repair - We provide residential and commercial foundation services for Melbourne, Palm Bay, Satellite Beach and most of the state of Florida including the Space Coast and Treasure Coast.

Florida Keys Foundation Repair

Florida Keys Foundation Repair - We have specialized equipment that permits us to offer foundation services, construction and repair, in Florida's Keys including Key Largo, Marathon and Key West.

Florida Foundation Repair and Construction

Florida Foundation Repair and Construction - JSI Foundations offers foundation services for both contractors and for property owners.

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JSI Foundations
99 Park Hill Blvd., Suite 101
West Melbourne, Florida 32904

Phone: (321) 729-0255
Fax: (321) 729-0454

CGC 050993

Owned and Operated by the Schopke family.

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