Home to the aptly named, “Utah Lake,” Utah County rests in a deep valley in the northern half of the desert state. The lake rests at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain Range, where cities like Saratoga Springs and Provo thrive. Given this geography, buildings throughout the region are often found in many different elevations, with some even resting on the sloped hills of the mountain sides themselves. While this may seem like a very unique place to be living, and the view may be extraordinary from your balcony, there are many hazards that can come with living on an angle, and these hazards can bring harm to your foundation, and given the geography, in some of the worst cases, cause your home to collapse altogether.
At Rhino Foundation Systems, we work hard to prevent homes from going through these troubles long term, regardless of if the work needs to be done on an existing facility, or if the building is a fairly new project, and we generally offer many potential solutions for any problems that may be affecting the building in question. Before we go into some solutions, let’s look at some things that may pose a threat to these homes that lie on Utah County’s mountains: