The soil around their foundation must be excavated so that the footing is exposed.
A portion of the footing will be prepared for each foundation pier so that the pier is supporting the wall directly, and not just simply lifting the section of the footing that extends beyond the walls.
View of one of our installers preparing the footer.
View of the side of the home before we installed Push Piers along the footer.
The first pier section is screwed into the ground using specialized hydraulic equipment. Additional steel sections are then added to extend the pier to the appropriate depths and capacities.
Once all piers and brackets have been installed, the weight of the home is transferred from the original, unstable soils, through the piers, to the competent soil or bedrock.
Second view of Push Piers.
Here you can see one of our installers installing a steel bracket at each pier location. The steel brackets are connected to the helical piers onto competent load-bearing soils deep below the surface.
Once the home has been lifted back towards its original position, we then replace the soil back around the home's foundation. Leaving the entire system completely hidden from view.
As mentioned before, once the entire system has been installed, the soil will be excavated back, leaving the entire system hidden.
This Chandler, IN homeowner, was experiencing cracking in their brick foundation and noticed cracks in their drywall. These are common symptoms of foundation settlement. Take a look at the process of our team installing 16 Helical Push Piers to this home's foundation. The Helical Pier System permanently stabilizes your home's foundation. It can even lift your home back to level. Steel piers are mechanically "screwed" into the soil using small construction equipment. The system is uniquely designed to lift homes and is the best solution for complete foundation stabilization and lift.