Our first project we completed this week was Push Piers near Pickett WI. We raised and stabilized a garage foundation that had settled about 4″.
Here is a sinking foundation we lifted and stabilized in Appleton WI.
Steel pier tubes are pushed down to bedrock or dense soils. Then heavy duty steel brackets are attached to the pier tubes and the footing of the walls. This allows us to raise and stabilize the home.
Signs of settlement can be cracks in the drywall, floors out of level, doors and windows pinching.
Call B&B Basement Repairs for a inspection on your foundation. 920-659-8993.
Here we installed 8 Grip Tite Push Piers to stop this foundation from settling or sinking further. 3″ steel piers are pushed deep into the earth until a load bearing soil or bedrock is reached.
A common sign with settling homes or buildings is doors and windows pinching or not latching, cracks in drywall and unlevel floors. Choosing the correct fix for this problem is critical. Temporary patching and insufficient support systems are most often a waist of time and money. If not supported properly windows will start to pinch again, doors will become misaligned and cracks will open back up. The best solution for this problem is Grip Tite Push Piers. Heavy Duty 3″ round steel is pushed with hydraulic pumps down to load bearing soils or most often underground bedrock. Heavy Duty steel brackets are then attached from the concrete footings to the steel driven deep into the soil. Hydraulic jacks are then used to push down on the steel posts and raise the footings of the home. Which, in turn, raises the foundation of the home and in most cases the whole home itself can be raised. After the home is raised it is then locked in place. With homes that have been remodeled lifting is not always the best option. Many homes are just stabilized from settling any further. This method is the only way to get past the real problem; which is the unstable soils under and around the foundation of your home.