When a home’s foundation experiences problems, it is almost always because the soil beneath it is no longer able to support it properly. In order to permanently stabilize the foundation, its weight and the weight of the home above it must be transferred to load-bearing soil or bedrock. The best way to do this is through a system of long, sturdy steel structures called piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground until they find this competent soil or bedrock. The home’s foundation is then connected to these piers via heavy steel brackets. The home now is effectively resting on solid ground instead of poor soil.
Foundation Recovery Systems recommends three types of piers, based on the type of foundation your home has and the kind of soil it rests on:
Piering systems offer a below-grade solution that’s concealed from sight. Not only that, in many cases, a piering system can go beyond merely stabilizing a foundation to actually lifting it up back toward its original position.
Regardless of the type of piering system chosen, a highly trained production crew will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations — restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.
Not All Piers Are Created Equal
Foundation Recovery Systems uses heavy-duty steel piers and brackets. Unlike other piering systems that can buckle and corrode over time, piers are specially engineered with unique features that improve their durability and effectiveness.
Some contractors will recommend concrete piers, but these are not without their issues. First, they are blunt and wide, which makes them difficult to push deep into the ground to reach competent soil. Second, there’s nothing to guide them as they are driven into the soil, so they are often installed crooked. Third, concrete, though strong, isn’t indestructible. It can crack and crumble over time. These reasons are why only a few contractors struggle with concrete piers today.