Excavating The Soil Around Foundation
The soil around their foundation must be excavated so that the footing is exposed.
Preparing the Foundation Footing
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.
Foundation Crew Prepping the Footer
View of one of our installers preparing the footer.
View Before Helical Push Piers
View of the side of the home before we installed Push Piers along the footer.
Installing the First Pier Section
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.
Lifting the Foundation
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.
Another view of All Push Piers Installed
Second view of Push Piers.
Securing the Foundation Bracket
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.
Installation Complete First View
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.
Installation Complete Second View
As mentioned before, once the entire system has been installed, the soil will be excavated back, leaving the entire system hidden.