Resistance “Push” Piers are generally used to repair and stabilize the foundation of existing structures and homes. These piers are installed at the footing of the foundation and attached to the foundation with a specialized bracket. Push piers utilize steel piles that are hydraulically pushed down into the soil from the foundation bracket until they reach bedrock. Once the piers are installed then the home is supported by the piers and not resting on the unstable soil.
Push Piers are the preferred repair method for existing structures as they cause minimal disturbance to the home or landscaping. These installations can also be performed from in inside or outside of the home. Interior installations are ideal for unfinished basements but exterior installations tend to be more common.
In many cases it is possible to level the home with the installation of push piers. Many homeowners seek foundation repairs before remodeling to ensure their future investment will not be damaged due to additional foundation movement or by foundation repairs performed later on.
Push piers can be installed in all types of soil, even expansive soils such as Blue Clay. This is possible because the piers are pushed down to load bearing strata or bedrock, bypassing the unstable soil. These repairs are also common for structures that are near water sources, such as Utah Lake and the Jordan River, or in marshy areas.
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