In Uniontown, KY, Healthy Spaces received a call from a homeowner concerning their home's foundation. The foundation and bricks were cracking and sinking. The home sits on a crawl space, and when the crawl space was inspected, cracks were forming on the walls. The saying," it gets worse before it gets better" does not apply to foundation settlement. The issue will continue to worsen until the problem is dealt with.
The push-pier system reaches greater depths than other options. An external sleeve is used to strengthen the pier system directly below the bracket to prevent kinking and bending and ensure a vertical installation in competent soils. Hydraulic hoses such as the blue and red ones pictured below have a gauge that shows how far down the pier is in the ground and how much more hydraulic pressure needs to be added. While this process is happening, cracks are inspected to ensure that the home settlement is fixed. The homeowner was relieved to have a permanent solution set in place.