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Sinking Foundation Repair

Piering Details
Helical Pier Detail

Settlement of a foundation of your home or business, is an issue you should address as soon as you notice the problem. Failure to correct foundation settlement using steel piers may create much bigger issues if the problem is not corrected. Below you can learn about how to identify if you are experiencing foundation failure and what you can do to correct it.

Aside from merely correcting any structural failures, we take the time to educate our owners on how to help prevent future foundation failures.

Signs Of Foundation Problems

Signs on the outside of the house that indicate foundation problems include:

  • Stair stepping cracks in the brick or mortar
  • Gaps around the doors and windows
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Fascia board pulling away

Signs in the basement that indicate foundation problems include:

  • Walls bowing in or out
  • Cracks in the wall
  • Water intrusion
  • Horizontal, vertical, or diagonal cracks

Piering
Helical Pier Usage

Helical Piers

To fix foundation settlement, we will install a system of helical piers. Helical piers can permanently stabilize your foundation and in many cases bring your home back to level. Helical piers differ from push piers in that they are "screwed" into the ground instead of simply being pushed in. Helical piers can be installed quickly and in any weather condition thanks to the minimal excavation needed for installation.

We provide helical piers in square and round shafts. Square shaft piers are used in tension (uplift) applications, while round shaft piers are used in compression applications.

Helical piles have significant load bearing capacity and are used in both compression (downward) and tension (uplift) applications. In many cases, round shaft helical piers will be used in compression applications.


Push Piers Installation
Push Piers Installation

Push Piers

Push piers, often referred to as resistance piers, are driven deep into the soil to lift and support weak foundations for commercial buildings, brick structures, and residential homes. We exclusively use the Earth Contact Products (ECP) Steel Push Pier System.

Steel piers are hydraulically driven through the patented steel bracket to a load bearing stratum, as the entire structure works as the reaction. Even on the heaviest of structures the PPB-350 pier system can close cracks in masonry and restore elevations lost due to settlement. The ECP PPB-350 was designed to provide the strongest support for your foundation.


PPB-350-- Underpinning Bracket Specifications

Product Style Underpinning Bracket
Underpinning Bracket
Component PPB-350 Steel Pier
Capacity 99 Kip
Bearing Surface 74 Square Inches
Lift Capacity Fully Adjustable for Unlimited Lift
Coating Black (Optional Hot Dip Galvanized)
Pier Pipe Spec ASTM A653 Galvanized
Pier Pipe Size 3.5" OD x .165 wall x 42" length
Standard Package 8
Standard Package Unit Each Bracket w/ 14' of pier material
Weight 210 lbs. (1680 lbs per pallet)
Notes

Underpinning Bracket Assembly

Option: PPB-350-IP, PPB-350-SB and High Strength Non-Shrink Grout

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