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.
Dritek Foundation Solutions 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 crew of technicians 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.
Dritek Foundation Solutions uses heavy-duty steel piers and brackets designed and built by Supportworks. Unlike other piering systems that can buckle and corrode over time, Supportworks 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
Put simply: because we can permanently repair your foundation problems on time and on budget. Don’t Settle!
Dritek Foundation Solutions has been making homes whole and restoring their owners’ peace of mind for more than 30 years. We’re a member of the Supportworks network — a group of more than 130 contractors across the United States and Canada that is committed to redefining the industry by proving that more is possible when it comes to the homeowner-contractor experience.
Honesty. Transparency. Courtesy. Respect. These are the values that drive us, from the person who first takes your call to the person who shakes your hand when the job is completed to your satisfaction. Don’t settle – call us today – you’ll be glad you did!
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