Cornerstone Foundation Repair Services

Piering

The process of moving the weight of foundation from unstable/sinking soil to fixed bedrock through the use of push piers.

Causes:

The root of all structural problems is the soil.

  • Hot and dry conditions can cause soil to shrink.
  • Improperly compacted fill soil during the building site preparation can cause settling problems later.
  • If the condition of the soil is expansive clay or the soil is contaminated with debris there can be some contraction and expansion of soil.

Solution:

Push Piers are used to transfer the weight of the foundation from unstable soil to load-bearing soil or bedrock. Push Piers are long steel shafts driven into the ground through the unstable surfaces until a safe and sturdy state of bedrock is reached. Technicians can tell when the piers reach bedrock by measuring the hydraulic pressure required to meet an engineered specified depth, which is usually 10,000 psi. The home’s weight is transferred from the unstable soil and onto the piers through pier brackets attached to the footing of the house.

Outcomes of Push Piering:

  • Push Piers have the deepest penetration of any steel pier available.
  • Push Piering provides low impact interior installations and a lifetime warranty.
  • Push Piering performs its job for most soil conditions and has a life expectancy in excess of 100 years.
  • Push Piering creates a more level condition for your home and closes or shrinks existing cracks in brick, sheetrock, and many other interior and exterior finishes.
  • Push Piering realigns sticking doors and windows, and straightens leaning chimneys.
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