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Steel piers are one of the most popular methods of foundation repair. This method consists of interlocking 12-inch steel pipes with a friction reduction plate and filling the pipes with cement to prevent the piers from failing.
Steel piers can be pushed up to 75 feet into the ground-five times deeper than concrete cylinders—and can bear a higher load than any other foundation repair methods, which makes them a permanent solution for your foundation problems.
If you're struggling to choose between a steel and a concrete pier system, you can consider transition piers. These piers are made of a mixture of double-walled steel and high-strength concrete that allows you to have the best of both worlds: a strong and stable foundation at a reasonable cost.
Compared to a concrete pressed piling or a drilled pier, a steel transition pier reaches deeper into the ground, till the bedrock or very dense strata, which offers greater stability.
Drilled piers are an ideal foundation repair solution for lightweight structures where using the vibrations from a hydraulic press used for installation could cause damage. They are also known as a caisson, a drilled shaft, cast-in-drilled-hole piles (CIDH piles), or cast-in-situ piles.
These 24- to 144-inch piers are reinforced with rebar and filled with a five-sack concrete mix. However, drilled piers can only reach up to 12 feet into the ground, which makes them an ideal foundation repair solution only if their reached depth will either surpass or equate to that of steel or concrete piling.
A helical pier is a steel shaft with round helix plates that allow a pier to screw into the ground, as deep as a steel pier, until it reaches enough kips or measurements in force.
With these piers, you can expect minimal ground disturbance and vibrations as well as quick installation, which may be important if you'd like to keep the disturbance of your company's daily operations to a minimum.
Helical pie are ideal for tying back bowed walls, lifting fragile structures, and working with sandy soils. However, they aren't always suitable for active clay soil in North Texas.
Mud jacking is a quick and affordable solution to even your foundation and fix the floating slabs in your driveway, road, or pool. A mixture of screened topsoil and cement is injected beneath the slab through a two-inch drilled hole, lifting the slab from underneath.
However, if the soil expands or contracts after the repairs, the structure will move. So, the success of this foundation repair method depends on intact plumbing and drainage around your structure.
During concrete pressed piling, six-inch concrete cylinders are pressed as deep as 30 feet into the ground under intense pressure using a hydraulic press.
This foundation repair solution is both long-lasting and cost-effective. But only under the right soil conditions. If your property is built on dense clay soil, the cylinders will quickly build up friction and won't be able to penetrate the active stratum.
We'll inspect your foundation and walk you through the possible solutions free of charge
If the floors in your house started sinking, it's possible that you have a pier and beam issue. Or, if your house is older, there may be a problem with your block and base foundation.
We specialize in pier and beam as well as block and base foundation repair, and other services that go with it: wood replacement, pad and block systems, poured in place piers, and shimming existing piers.
Sometimes, your foundation problems don't need an expensive fix. If the damages you observe are still minimal, you can prevent further damage by installing a proper drainage system.
We specialize in installing two kinds of drainage systems: surface drains with low-profile catch basins to trap incoming surface water, and deep French drains to remove subsurface water, preventing damp, mold, and foundation damage.
Spread footing is a type of shallow foundation used to support columns and walls, and to distribute the load from the structure to the soil beneath it.
To create a spread footing, a 24x24x24-feet haunch is dug out below the existing structure, filled with concrete, and reinforced with rebar. It's ideal for the light-weight structures that lack the weight to hydraulically press a pier: retaining walls, wing walls, areas with shallow rock, enclosed patios, or anything lacking a grade beam.
If your house needs major foundation repairs, but you have expensive flooring that you don't want to damage, or it's impossible for you to vacate the property during the time of repairs, we can dig a tunnel and access the foundation from underneath your house.
Although not cheap at the first glance, if you consider all the costs (replacing the flooring after a slab breakthrough, moving the furniture, staying in a hotel during the time of repairs, etc.) it often turns out to be worth it.
Don't wait till the cracks in the walls or the sticking doors become worse. Let us inspect your foundation free of charge, determine the cause of your problems and, if you have a foundation issue, give you a fair estimate. 1 out of 3 inspections we conduct reveal no foundation issues.
Or just give us a call at 972-251-0018