Concrete Slab Repairs: A Step-by-Step ProcessSeptember 24, 2013 Melanie Chaney
Cracks in yourfloors or walls. Doors and windows that don’t open or close correctly. Sloped floors. These are just a few of the signs that you may have foundation problems. However, by the time these visual signs appear, the damage is already done. It’s time to consider concrete slab repairs.
Concrete slab repairs can sound worse than they actually are. In fact, with the use of push pier systems, the process is relatively fast, cost effective, and minimally invasive in terms of excavation.
The Step-by-Step Process
To begin, a foundation specialist will evaluate your foundation and soil conditions before deciding how best to proceed.
Then, the footing will need to be exposed either by digging up the surrounding soil or removing a portion of the slab floor from inside the building.
A section of the exposed footing will then be cut away in order for the pier’s steel bracket to support the wall.
Next, the push piers are driven into the earth until they reach a soil level that is competent enough to support the weight-bearing load of the structure.
Once they have reached the stable soil, the piers are connected to the footing via steel brackets.
The concrete slab repairs conclude with the lifting of the foundation to the original level, if possible.
The entire process typically takes less time than other types of concrete slab repairs and is usually more cost effective. Our patented push pier systems come with our own lifetime warranty, as well as a 75-year warranty from the manufacturer. These warranties are transferable, so if you sell your house, the value of that warranty goes with it.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our foundation specialists, call us at 1-210-534-4110 or contact us here.