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Foundation Piers

The longevity and sturdiness of your home is directly linked to the condition of its foundation. A foundation that is settling or sinking compromises not just the structure’s sturdiness but also the safety of those living there.

Indications such as sloping floors and cracked walls signal a foundation that’s in need of urgent attention. Prompt measures are vital to confront these troubling signs.

At Bay Area Underpinning, we provide industry leading foundation repair methods including foundation piers, which deliver enduring support to your damaged foundation. 

Our selection of piers—helical, push, and slab—are tailored to address your specific structural repair needs, solidifying a secure and resilient living space. Here, we’ll discuss the critical role of foundation piers in maintaining the health of your home and why Bay Area Underpinning stands out in offering this indispensable service.

What Are Foundation Piers?

Foundation piers are strong subterranean support beams that are placed into the earth and connect with stable soil or bedrock. They provide the necessary stability that a settling foundation demands.

Acting as solid supports for your home, our piers help distribute the building’s weight evenly, preventing further settling and, in some cases, allowing for the possibility of lifting your home back to its original level.

They play a significant part in safeguarding your property from the instability caused by fluctuating soil conditions and can be a key component in a comprehensive home maintenance plan, including repairs in crawl spaces.

Signs You Need Foundation Piers

Recognizing early indicators of foundation issues is critical. Look out for:

If you notice even just one of these symptoms, it’s important to reach out to Bay Area Underpinning for a complimentary foundation inspection. We can provide repair recommendations specifically designed to make your home safer.

Are Foundation Piers Necessary?

Yes, foundation piers are crucial in repairing a sinking foundation and preventing further damage. Early intervention is not only recommended but also economical, as ignoring the problem will only result in escalating repair costs.

As the trusted authority in Northern California for foundation repair, we urge you to act swiftly when you notice the first signs of trouble. When foundation piers are installed, they significantly lower the chances of foundation damage appearing in the future.

What Are the Different Types of Foundation Piers?

Bay Area Underpinning provides three pier varieties—helical piers, push piers and slab piers—each designed to cope with the unique soil compositions of Northern California. While their applications differ, their objective is consistent: stabilization.

Helical Piers

Our helical piers are steel shafts with helical flights that act like screws, anchoring your home securely into the ground. They offer solid support for your foundation.

The installation process involves:

  • Exposing the foundation footing by removing soil 
  • Inserting the piers with hydraulic equipment 
  • Verifying pier depth and load-bearing capabilities 
  • Attaching a high-strength steel bracket 
  • Setting exterior wall markers 
  • Refilling the excavated soil

Push Piers

Push piers are long steel shafts that are hydraulically driven into the earth, leveraging the weight of the house to stabilize it further.

The installation involves:

  • Excavating soil to reveal the foundation footing 
  • Securing a bracket to the footing 
  • Driving the piers into the soil 
  • Checking depth and load capacities 
  • Positioning exterior wall markers 
  • Replacing the removed soil

Slab Piers

Slab piers are distinct as they’re installed directly under concrete slabs, in contrast to other types that connect to the house’s external footing.

The installation process involves:

  • Excavation of damaged flooring
  • Drilling an opening to access the foundation footing 
  • Securing a bracket under the footing 
  • Installing pier segments into the ground 
  • Checking depth and load capacities 
  • Fastening a bracket to the concrete slab 
  • Filling the opening with fresh concrete for a smooth finish 

What Are the Benefits of Foundation Piers?

The pier systems from Bay Area Underpinning ensure benefits such as:

  • Enduring Stability: Long-term foundation stabilization guaranteed 
  • Settlement Prevention: Stop further foundation sinking 
  • Damage Mitigation: Counteract additional structural issues 
  • Long-Term Foundation Health: Keep your foundation secure for years to come 
  • Lifting Capability: In certain cases, our piers can be adjusted to lift a settled foundation close to its original position 

While our pier systems come in different designs, they all offer these advantages. Bay Area Underpinning specializes in securing your residence and adapting our piers to the specific situation.

Why Bay Area Underpinning’s Foundation Piers Are Your Best Option

Our foundation piers are advantageous because they provide:

  • Superiority over standard solutions 
  • Customization for Northern California’s soil conditions 
  • Robust, long-lasting materials 
  • Extensive warranty options

Contact Bay Area Underpinning for Your Foundation Pier Needs Today!

Never overlook the severity of foundation concerns—they will not resolve by themselves. Consider working with Bay Area Underpinning for a definitive solution.

For years, we’ve been fortifying homes throughout Northern California. Reach out to us for a free inspection and estimate. Depend on Bay Area Underpinning to ensure your home is solid and stable.

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