Your home’s foundation and drainage systems are intended to handle excess water and support your home regardless of climate or seasonal changes. But sometimes the footing or foundation wall needs supplemental structural support.
When faced with a settlement issue, the best choice for stabilizing and lifting foundation walls and footings is to use helical or push piers. Helical piers and push piers are relatively quick to install, cause minimal collateral damage to surrounding landscaping and are more affordable than replacing a settled or failed structure. In addition, helical and push piers permanently stabilize the structure by displacing the structure’s weight to bedrock or suitable load-bearing soil.
Often times homeowners will want to rebuild a footing or foundation wall, but simply rebuilding a footing or foundation wall can result in a recurring failure if the causes of failure are not corrected. What are the initial causes of foundation or footing failure that should be addressed? Several things can contribute, including drought, poor drainage, erosion, mature tree roots, seasonal changes over time, shifting soil, soil not backfilled properly, site not graded properly, sink holes, and decomposing buried construction trash pits.
We proudly use foundation piers manufactured by Grip-Tite Manufacturing Company. For more than 95 years, they have been the world’s leading authority in earth anchoring technology. They earned that title by providing a permanent and affordable solution to settling foundations. Their piers comply with international building codes and have been independently tested for strength and durability.
The Push Pier Solution is used to fix foundation settlement. Push Piers use steel tubes that utilize the weight of the structure to hydraulically drive the piers to bedrock or other competent load bearing strata. The piers are spaced a maximum of 6 feet apart and are used to carefully level or stabilized an existing foundation. Once the tubes are driven to bedrock or the competent load-bearing strata, the load of the structure is fully transferred to the pier through an underpinning bracket that is positioned under the footing. The structure is now stabilized to prevent any further settlement. Once the structure is stabilized, soil can be replaced and completely covers the foundation piers and brackets.
Advantages of our Push Piers:
Helical Piers, also known as helical piles, are used to repair and stabilize failing foundations. Helical piers have a true helix-shaped flight(s) welded to a central shaft to provide specified design capacities in both tension and compression. The helical flights are geometrically spaced along the shaft to provide minimal disruption of the soils as they are installed.
When helical piers are used to repair an existing structure, they are hydraulically screwed into the soil until a pre-determined torque is reached. A bracket is then placed on the steel shaft and positioned under the footing of the structure, transferring the load of the structure to the helical piers. The structure can then be stabilized or lifted back level. Once sufficient stabilization is reached, the soil is then replaced and completely covers the helical piers and their brackets.
Advantages of our Helical Piers:
• Experienced enough to know exactly what is causing your foundation problem
• Large enough to fix it right
• Small enough to really care about you and your home.
• Custom crafted foundation repair solutions
• Transferrable warranty
• Satisfaction guarantee
• Financing available
At DriTek Solutions, we solve all foundation repair problems – foundation settlement and cracks, water leaks, sagging floors, and more. For patented and permanent solutions from experienced & expert foundation repair contractors, call us today. You’ll be glad you did!
We proudly serve the entire Metro Atlanta area and all of the Athens area, including: