Why is my foundation settling?
Foundation settlement typically occurs when soil compresses (settles) for a variety of reasons, including changes in moisture, type of soils around the home, and how soil is replaced after construction.
How can Baker’s Waterproofing help?
We have the proven stabilization solution to give you peace of mind knowing that your foundation has permanently regained its structural integrity.
What is a Push Pier?
The patented Push Pier system, exclusively from Groundworks, utilizes high-strength, round steel tubes and a load transfer bracket to stabilize a settling foundation.
This system reaches greater depths than other options, providing you with the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position. Plus, this below-grade solution is concealed from sight after job completion.
How do SettleStop™ Push Piers work?
Galvanized steel tube sections are hydraulically driven through steel foundation brackets to reach the depths of competent load-bearing strata. The piers are locked into place, and the weight of a house is transferred from the original, unstable soils, through the piers, to competent soil or bedrock.
- Soil is removed to expose the foundation footing and prepare for the bracket.
- The bracket is secured to the footing and the pier sections are driven into soils beneath the foundation using the combined structural weight and any contributory soil load as resistance.
- The weight of the home is then transferred through the piers to this load-bearing soil.
- If possible, the crew may attempt to lift the foundation back towards a level position.
Does your foundation need our Push Pier system?
SettleStop™ Push Piers may be a viable option if:
- You want the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position
- You want minimal disturbance
- You want a fast, effective installation
- You want to restore property value
We have 2 types of foundation piers, both engineered with fast, effective installation and minimal disturbance in mind. Contact our team if you are interested in scheduling a free inspection for your foundation problem.