As many veteran home owners know, with a house comes a few things that don’t stick out until it’s too late. Your foundation is a hidden factor that many people never have to deal with. But once you do, it’s a daunting task that may have your mind spinning.
With time, you will find your foundation will settle or even sink, causing cracks in your walls or ceiling and doors that stick. At first, these seem small issues, but given enough time this shifting of your foundation has long lasting and expensive consequences. One of the most commonly used repair systems for foundations is the Steel Pier System.
What is the Steel Pier System?
Also known as push piers, this method uses steel piers to stabilize your foundation by driving them deep into the ground until they reach bedrock or a more stable layer of the soil. The foundation repair team will use foundation brackets to mount the piering system to, attaching the steel piers, and the weight will be transferred to the deeply embedded beams. This takes the stress off of your foundation and elevates your home back to where it should be.
There are two types of steel piers: straight or helical. The straight steel piers are your well rounded solutions to most situations, where Helical Steel Piers are for those that find their home on shallow bedrock. Helical Piers are effectively giant screws that are driven into the ground by hydraulic torque motors, screwing them deep into the earth.
- Effective depth of 70+ feet
- Long-Term Foundation Repair (Over 150 years)
- Minimal Risk to the foundation
- Minimally invasive
- Can be driven through thick clays
- Minimal Cleanup after installation
- Much cheaper than removing or replacing the foundation
- Wide range in pricing (depending on your area)
- High need of Expertise to install
- Moist soils may have better options (High average of flooding in your area)
No matter what Steel Pier you are looking to get, your qualified foundation repair service will walk you through the process and make sure you get exactly what you need. The major factor to keep in mind with foundation repair is: time is not your friend. The longer the foundation sits and shifts, the more damage it causes.
If you have any further questions on your Foundation Repair needs or are interested in our free Homeowners Evaluation, please reach out to us at Discount Foundation Repair of North East Texas. With well over 30 years in the business, we offer quick repair work at 100% satisfaction. We are a locally owned and operated company that prides itself on customer service and making sure the job is done right.