What to expect when you’re expecting foundation repair:
Our focus is not just in delivering a thorough, long-lasting repair from a technical standpoint, but to make sure that your overall experience is something you’ll recommend to a friend. In fact, we offer service agreements with unlimited transferability on all pilings installed by our teams.
Whether your job requires concrete pressed pilings or steel-pressed pilings, our materials may change, but our process remains very similar.
Most pier installations take from one to five days depending on the total number of pilings needed to fix the foundation issue and whether it’s an interior or exterior installation.
For example, here are the steps we take to install segmented pilings
Phase I – Box Digging
After we arrive at the property, we’ll break out any concrete or paving and dig doormat-size access holes beneath the grade beam.
Phase II – Piling Installation
Once our access holes are dug, our team uses the power tools to press the pilings down, but the structure’s weight actually drives the pilings. As one piling is driven, another piling is placed on top of it. We repeat the process until the pilings are so deep that there’s no more resistance depending upon how soft or firm the soil around the structure is. When the pilings can go no further, we place a piling cap between the driven piling and the grade beam.
Phase III – Slab Lifting
After the piling caps have been installed, we will raise the foundation in stages, beginning with the lowest portion first. Then we’ll work around the area that needs repair and work back to the lowest area, raising it more until the slab is within tolerance.
Once the foundation is elevated, our team shims the tops of the pilings under the grade beam, backfills the holes, patches the concrete and replant the plants.
If your home or business needs a foundation evaluated, contact us to learn about inspections, assessments and free estimates.