We can install foundation piers on homes with settlement problems. A sinking home is a common structural problem, and it can be caused by anything from poor soil conditions, to a really wet spring which has made the soil soggy and unable to support the weight of the home. A pier is installed deep within the earth in stable soil that will be able to support the weight of your home and eventually push it back up to where it needs to be.
This is a much more cost-effective and efficient alternative when compared to total foundation wall replacement. We know that a lot of homeowners worry that they are going to need to get a wall replaced when they notice they have a sinking home. Fortunately, with all of the advancements over the years in the business, that is no longer the only viable solution to this common problem!
Two Types of Piers
Push piers are one of the foundation piers we can install for homes that are already built and having foundation issues. They are pushed deep within the earth and the weight of your home will be shifted off of the failing foundation and onto the pier itself. Eventually, the pier(s) will be able to push the home back into place where it belongs. The number of piers needed will depend on the severity of the damage. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the proper number needed to take care of the settlement problem in your home.
Here is the installation procedure for these piers:
- Excavate to the bottom of the foundation footing
- Prepare the footing to accept the piering bracket
- Use installation ram to push the pier to bedrock or stable strata
- Cap the piers
- Install lift cylinders and lift the house and foundation to the right level
- Remove cylinders and backfill the trench
Helical piers resemble a screw and they are hydraulically-driven deep into the earth. They work very similarly to push piers except they look different and used for foundations before a home is built. Helical piers are for commercial uses and businessed/contractors looking for preinstallation piers.