A sagging foundation spells disaster for any house or building over the years. As the foundation changes position from the loose ground around it, the structure has additional forces applied to it that can slowly but surely begin to damage it. Stabilizing the structure is important to prevent this from happening, giving support to the building above and preventing the foundation from slipping. Push Piers can be used to help repair and secure foundations that have shifted over time, restoring them to a more safe position and providing permanent reinforcement quickly and easily without too much involvement during installation.
Push piers are a form of foundation reinforcement designed to help prop up foundations that have started to shift. They are constructed from a steel pipe that gets hydraulically pressed into the ground and against the bedrock below, then affixed to the foundation to secure it and provide strength to the full construction. The benefit to push piers are their ease of installation, using a simple hydraulic press to penetrate the rod through the soil takes considerably less time than most other foundation reinforcement products, they are a great alternative that doesn't require concrete and can be installed with minimal access.
Push piers are a great option for using to help stabilize foundations, they're a small product that gives a great, permanent foundation solution for your home or business. Push piers are designed to be used in applications that have solid bedrock located close to the top of the soil, as they reach down through the soil and press against the rock to provide its strength. Because of the small size of the pier itself and the equipment used, it can be used in places with limited access without needing large excavation equipment or additional building materials to install the pier.
As with any structural repair or improvement, planning is the first and most important step in getting the desired end result. If the supports aren't applied properly they can sometimes have the opposite effect, applying undue pressure to areas and making the problem worse. This is why we have qualified professionals that can assess your foundation and work out exactly where they are required and to what degree. San Francisco Foundation Specialists have been installing push piers for a number of years and have a huge amount of experience with all the dos and don'ts of working on foundations.
With most foundation supports, access constraints can be a big issue, requiring large excavation equipment to clear the area and install the products into the ground. This leads to the costs of the procedure skyrocketing, not only requiring expensive machinery but sometimes the labor costs involved in making access for the equipment. Push piers are a much more economical solution, taking up limited space and requiring small tools that can make their way into tight spaces. The pier is put in place and a hydraulic ram is used to push it into the ground, making the job quick and easy to complete at minimal cost to you.