Over time, the slab that your home was built on, takes a lot of abuse from the outside elements. If the slab under your home is beginning to give way, then it is time to call Bay Area Underpinning. We will come out and take a look at your home and get started making repairs so that you will have the peace of mind knowing that your home will not be going anywhere while you sleep!
Installing ECP helical slab brackets is the most economical repair for this issue. These brackets will give your home the stability it needs an it will give you the homeowner the reassurance that your foundation can withhold any new load that is put on it. Helical slab brackets are used to lift the slab. They can be used mechanically or hydraulically. They work in the same way as do underpinning brackets when installed as support for the footing of a foundation. The brackets may be used on either a poured grade or floating slab. It supports loads that are dead or live and imposed in the structure due to the nature of the geometric pattern that it is poured. After the anchor or pile is installed, the helical brackets are installed through the slab. This is the preferred method of contractors and engineers. The helical slab brackets have a load capacity to meet the needs of any home. They range from 8kips to 40 kips.
We use ECP's resistance slab piers, which are made for structural slab support. This slab pier works as our other resistance, end-bearing pier in that it does not rely on skin friction to produce support. And like with any structure installation, the entire slab acts as the reaction force. The resistance slab piers are installed using a grid pattern with spacing no greater than five foot apart. After all the piers are installed, the slab load is transferred across the piers uniformly and evenly by activating the hydraulic rams simultaneously.
Bay Area Underpinning has found alternative ways to mudjacking or concrete slab replacements which are both expensive and both do not address the real problem at stake. Slab Piers are a great solution for foundation repairs in the Bay Area that require lifting and leveling your foundation slab or garage slab. Putting in slab piers is the most efficient, fast, and least disruptive way to fix your foundation. Contact Bay Area Underpinning to learn more about slab piering systems in the Bay Area including in the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, and to find out if they are the right solution for the foundation problems you are experiencing.