Underpinning, Piers, & Piles
The most effective way to help reverse the signs of a sinking foundation is to utilize a process called “underpinning”, “piering”, or even “piling”. There are many piering methods available by foundation contractors, but the only true and effective solutions are those that transfer the weight of your home to more stable soil than the soil it is currently resting on.
Concrete Underpinning is quickly becoming a method of the past as the concrete piers do not pass through the active soil. Active soil is the soil directly beneath your foundation that constantly shrinks in periods of drought, and expands when it rains. If the weight of your home is still situated on unstable, active soil, the problem still exists.
Steel Piers have been proven to be the most effective and proven foundation solution. However, the question remains: Helical Piers or Resistance Piers? Both can be installed on the inside and/or outside of your home. Both are superior solutions for foundation problems, but for different reasons. Use the links above, or click here to find out more about Helitech’s superior piering methods: Chance Helical Piers and Atlas Resistance Piers.
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