Foundation settlement can happen for a variety of reasons, and at any point in time. While foundation settlement is common, it’s important to know what your options are when looking for solutions for a settling foundation.
Steel push piers are driven deep into the soil to lift and support weak foundations. Push piers are one of the most common foundation repair products used today because they provide permanent results, with little to no disturbance to the structure, or its surroundings. Push piers are used in circumstances where the foundation needs to be lifted.
Installing push piers is a fairly simple and quick process compared to other home improvement projects. For the most part, the installation is non-intrusive and is able to be completed within a day or two, depending on the size of the project. During installation you are still able to stay in your home. You likely won’t notice movement, or shaking during installation.
Helical piers, sometimes referred to as helical piles, are large foundation “screws” that are mechanically drilled into the soil. We use helical piers in projects that have unstable soil conditions because we are able to drive the piers far below any active soils. Once a stable, load-bearing strata has been reached, we connect a foundation pier bracket that transfers the weight of the structure onto the pier.
Installing helical piers is a similar process to installing push piers. The main difference between the two products is that push piers are driven into the soil, while helical piers are drilled into the soil. Both processes have little to no disturbance to the structure or its surroundings. The installation process is monitored from start to finish. This ensures that the helical piers are drilled to the correct depth, and that capacity is verified.
If you’re looking for solutions for a settling foundation, contact us at 760-889-8150 for more information. Upon inspection, we will work with you to determine what the best process is for your foundation’s needs.
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