Foundation Stabilization With Push Piers
At Baird Foundation Repair, we recommend foundation push piers to stabilize foundations that are settling or sinking and showing symptoms such as cracked foundation walls, tilting chimneys and jamming doors and windows.
Our patented system of foundation products provides effective and permanent repairs for damaged foundations, ensuring that you have a safe, stable home. Give us a call today or click below to get a free estimate on foundation repair! We offer free estimates in Corpus Christi, Laredo, San Antonio and the nearby areas.
What Are Push Piers?
Push piers are made with heavy-duty steel and are connected to your foundation by a steel foundation bracket.
The piers are driven deep below your home in sections until the piers reach strong supporting soils. Steel brackets connect piers to the foundation, effectively transferring the weight of the structure to the deeper load-bearing soil.
Advantages of our system include:
- Year-round installation
- Can be installed inside or outside the foundation
- Can lift the foundation back to its original position
- Repair not visible after installation is complete
- Designed with corrosion-resistant galvanized steel
- A rugged foundation bracket design
- An innovative steel sleeve design to avoid warping
Why Our Push Piers Are The Best
The Supportworks push pier system is engineered to handle the heaviest structural loads. As the weight bears down on the foundation bracket, the bracket exerts great pressure on the pier directly beneath the bracket.
Because push piers are installed adjacent to a foundation footing and not directly underneath, the weight instead bears directly down on the bracket and the pressure is then transferred down to the pier itself. Engineers refer to this effect as eccentricity.
Due to this eccentricity, all pier systems see the greatest level of bending stress directly below the bottom of the foundation bracket. Installing a steel sleeve on the pier directly below the bracket is a cost-effective way to effectively strengthen your entire pier system.
When To Use Foundation Push Piers
If you’re installing foundation piers on lighter structures such as stoops or decks, a solution such as a helical pier might be more effective than a push pier. This is because the structure may not be heavy enough to drive the push piers to a sufficient depth to support your structure.
Installing Our Foundation Push Pier System
The Supportworks push pier system permanently stabilizes foundations that are damaged by settlement. Our warrantied solution can be installed on your foundation in four simple steps.
1. Preparing The Foundation Footing
A section of the footing will be prepared for each foundation pier so that the pier is supporting the wall directly, and not simply lifting the section of the footing that extends beyond the walls. This makes for the strongest installation.
2. Securing The Foundation Bracket
With push piers, the foundation bracket is installed before the piers are driven into the earth. This allows the push pier to take advantage of your home’s structure, stabilizing the pier as it advances deep below your foundation to competent soils.
3. Installing Steel Piers
The hollow steel piers are installed in sections, or extensions, that are connected to each other. One at a time, each extension is driven down through the bracket until strong supporting soils or bedrock are reached. These piers are corrosion-resistant, for long-lasting durability.
4. Stabilizing And Restoring The Foundation
At this time, we’ll determine if the foundation should remain at its stabilized location or be lifted back to its original position. Following this final stabilization, slabs are repaired and soil is replaced to totally hide the repair.
Are You Looking For Local Foundation Contractors In Texas?
At Baird Foundation Repair, our team of in-house foundation experts has warrantied solutions for structural issues related to settling foundations of all types. Our foundation push pier systems include a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well as our own performance warranty.
If you would like a free foundation push pier installation quote, we’re ready to help you! Call us today to schedule an on-site consultation!
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