What It Does:
Supportworks Push Piers are made of steel and are driven deep into the soil beneath a foundation to permanently stabilize foundation settlement issues.
In many scenarios, push piers not only stop settlement but can also lift the foundation back to its original position, closing cracks and improving window and door operation.
- Year-Round Installation
- Life-of-Structure Warranty
- Galvanized Steel Design Available
- Below-Grade Solution — Not Visible After Installation
- Piers Reach Greater Depths Than Any Other Option
- Provides Opportunity to Attempt To Lift Foundation Back To Original Position
Push piers can be installed inside or outside your foundation walls and are not visible once the repair is complete.
How Foundation Push Pier Systems Work
To install a push pier system, the soil is first removed to expose the foundation footing where the pier will be driven. A heavy-duty steel bracket is then installed below the footing.
Next, rugged, interlocking steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket until bedrock or stable soil is reached. The weight of the home is then transferred through the piers to this load-bearing soil.
Once this has been completed, your foundation contractors may attempt to lift the foundation, elevating the settled foundation back to its original position.
Once the homeowner and installation foreman are satisfied with the stabilization or amount of lift, the soil can be backfilled. The home is now permanently stabilized in its new position.
Our Push Pier System
As with any family of products, there are good, better, and best solutions. When you’re talking about investing in your home’s structural stability, it’s a good idea to go with the best.
Along with their corrosion-resistant design that includes galvanized steel and a life-of-structure warranty, the Supportworks Push Pier System also includes a patent-pending external sleeve that strengthens the push pier directly below the foundation bracket, which is the most critical location for added structural support.
This external sleeve will strengthen the push pier and prevent the kinking, buckling, and rotation that is commonly seen with other push pier systems.
When To Use Foundation Push Piers
Because push piers are driven all the way to bedrock or a stable soil layer, they are often the least risky solution when local soil conditions are unknown. If your goals are as follows, then push piers are the option for you:
- You need the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position
- You’d like minimal disturbance during installation
- You’re looking for a fast, effective installation
- Restoring your property value is a priority
However, if you’re installing foundation piers on lighter structures such as stoops or decks, a solution such as a helical pier will be more effective than a push pier. This is because the structure may not be heavy enough to drive the push piers to sufficient depth to support your structure. A push pier, in turn, could cause the structure to buckle or crack with too much force. Helical piers can support the full weight of a home, but because they’re mechanically “screwed” into the dirt, the soil itself will assume some of the weight transfer and thus serves as the perfect opportunity for light structure lift.
Foundation Pier Application Chart
|Removal and Replacement||Concrete Underpinning||Concrete Piers||Helical Piers||Push Piers|
|New Construction Of Home Or Addition|
|Can Be Installed From Home’s Interior|
|Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Week|
|Lowest Risk When Local Soil Information Is Unknown|
|Stabilize Light Structures Such As Decks Or Stoops|
|Limited Disturbance To Lawn and Landscaping|
|Solution Extends Past Troubled Soils|
|Permanently Stabilize Foundation Without Maintenance|
|Ability To Lift Home Back To Level|
Are You Looking For Local Foundation Contractors In Georgia?
At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions our team of in-house foundation experts have warrantied solutions for structural issues related to settling foundations of all types. Our foundation push pier systems include a life-of-structure warranty against both manufacturing defects and future settlement.
If you would like a free foundation push pier installation quote, we’re ready to help you! Call or e-mail us today to schedule an on-site consultation and written quote!
We serve all areas within a 75-mile radius of our Marietta, GA headquarters, including Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville, Cumming, Canton, Blue Ridge, Rome, Douglasville, Carrollton, Newnan, Covington, and Monroe.