Push Piers

Do you suspect your foundation needs repair?

Foundation lifting

STEEL PUSH PIERS SYSTEM

Steel Push Piers

  • Transferable 25 year warranty against further settlement
  • All piers are load tested and Piers extend down to load bearing soil
  • Restore and stabilize foundations
  • Stop or prevent damage from industrial equipment vibration or settlement
  • To support structures new or existing in virtually all soil conditions
  • Engineer certification available

What is Foundation Failure?

When a property owner notices cracks in the foundation or interior and exterior
walls, it may be a sign of structure settlement. Settlement can continue over
the life of the home and cause substantial damage. Additionally, exterior wall
separations allow moisture intrusions which can quickly destroy framing and
wallboard. These problems can make a house difficult if not impossible to sell.

Risks of Wetting & Collapse Of Loess Bearing Soils And Risks Of Clay Soils Expanding And Shrinking

1. Footing on low-density moisture sensitive losse soil.
2. Loose backfill (previous & settlement prone).
3. Roof drain outlet next to foundation (or no gutters). 
4. Surface drainage toward foundation.
5. Irrigation or sprinkler system to close to foundation.
6. Planter with loose soil & plastic edging creating "bath hub" effect.
7. Back fill settlement causing waterline break risk increased by use of brittle or weak pipes.
8. Loose back fill over utility lines transmit water to foundation.
9. Granularlar base allowing water from point source to spread freely.
10. Water line run below floor slab
11. Hydrant leaking, non-frost proofed or kids leave on.
12. Over-watering of lawn.
13. Planting high water demand shrubs or grass.
14. Improper compaction of soils at time of building.
15. Fill materials containing limbs, stumps etc. that decompose over time creating voids below the footings. 

Call Us for an Effective Foundation-Lifting Service.

402-494-2003

What is Steel Push Piering & How Does it Work?

Concrete Raising Service's steel push piering proprietary system is used to stabilize and/or raise the foundation of your home or business, while
preventing further vertical settlement.

Typical Steps in Piering Installation

  1. After excavating to expose the structure's foundation footings, a heavy duty angle bracket is attached to the foundation as close to the wall as possible.
  2. A High-strength steel pier tubing is hydraulically pushed through a guide sleeve in the bracket down into the load-bearing soil.
  3. Once installed, the column of steel tubing becomes the new permanent foundation for the structure.
  4. After the affected area of the foundation is repositioned and/or stabilized, the steel pier is locked or capped permanently to the angle bracket.
  5. If a lift of one inch or more is achieved, the void created by the lift maybe mudjacked so no new voids are left behind. Concrete Raising Service-is the only foundation repair contractor in the region that has this capability.
  6. When the structure is secure, depth, pressure and elevation readings are recorded for each pier.
  7. The excavation is then back filled and the project is complete.
On most of the foundation lifting projects, windows and doors that once stuck will once again work normally. Cracks in walls will close up and become repairable, and furniture will sit level again.
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