The probability of foundation failure occurring on a home built on expansive clay soil is high. A structure supported on concrete piers is much likely to experience foundation issues. That's why the experts at Bay Area Underpinning offer concrete piers as a foundation repair method for the residents in the Bay Area. We install high-quality, durable concrete piers to stabilize and support settling residential and commercial structures. Concrete piers are widely used because they are effective and last for years to come.
The concrete piers installation process is quite simple. A hole is drilled into the location of the installed piers. Each 12 inch diameter hole is drilled 12 to 20 feet below the ground of your slab. A set of steel bars are tied together and placed into the drilled hole. After the concrete cures for several days, hydraulic jacks are installed on the piers to raise the foundation. After the foundation is raised, spacers are placed on the piers to stabilize the foundation. The hydraulic jacks are removed, then the work area is cleaned up. If you need concrete piers installed in your house, we can simply drill holes into the floor, alongside the interior grade beams until the desired depth is reached.
Concrete piers differ from other types of foundation repair methods because they offer long term stability and support. They can be installed deep into the ground to support the load bearing weight of the home. They also prevent future foundation damage by keeping your home sturdy and level.
If you have a settling or sinking foundation in the San Jose or Sacramento area, contact Bay Area Underpinning today. We provide free information and free estimates for concrete piers in the Bay Area. Our foundation repair products are made by Earth Contact Products, the leading manufacturer in underpinning. Contact us today so we can increase the longevity of your structure.