First, we need to remove the soil from the area where the foundation needs stabilizing.
The soil is removed all the way down to the footing, where a heavy-duty bracket is installed below and against the footing.
Here you can see where the soil has been removed.
Next, a heavy-duty bracket is installed below and against the footing. Pipes are then hydraulically driven through the bracket and down to bedrock to stabilize the home.
To prevent the pipes from bending under stress, an external sleeve is placed over the pipe before it is driven through the bracket. It resists bending forces, making the connection between the pier and bracket stronger, and ensures that it will last.
After installation, the drive cylinder is removed, and a pier cap and threaded rods are installed to permanently attach the pier to the bracket.
Hydraulic lifting equipment is attached to all the piers at the same time to apply pressure to the piers evenly. As pressure is applied, the home is lifted slowly.
Once the foreman ensures that the home is lifted as close to its original position as possible, the lifting equipment is remove.
Once the stabilization and lift are completed the soil is backfilled.
The entire system is hidden from view and your home is permanently stabilized in its new position.
After excavation, the home's footing was prepped to begin the installation of the Push Pier System.
This one story home in Greenville, KY, had been experiencing foundation settling and subsequent cracking until Healthy Spaces came to the rescue. Over many years the soil on the side of the house had slowly eroded enough for the brick wall to crack, resulting in instability and an entry point for unwanted moisture and organic material.
Our Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, designed a solution for these homeowners that will permanently stabilize your home's foundation. Our Crew Foreman, Tad Gilcrest, installed 13 Push Pier Brackets. Push Piers are installed as a below-grade solution, that's concealed from sight. Along with their corrosion-resistant design that includes galvanized steel and a 25-year warranty, the Supportworks Push Pier System also includes a patent-pending external sleeve. This sleeve is designed to strengthen the push pier directly below the foundation bracket, which is the most critical location for added structural support.