Repair Your Foundation with Push Piers
Push piers are a great solution to lift and stabilize a settled foundation. We use a hydraulic system to push the piers down deep into the ground until load-bearing soil is reached. Once it’s reached, your home is transferred onto the piers and permanently stabilized from future settlement.
Technical Features of Our Push Pier System:
- Installed year-round
- Transferable warranty for the life of the structure
- Corrosion-resistant galvanized steel
- Push pier reach greater depth than any other system
- Stabilizes and lifts foundation
- Can be installed inside or outside of the foundation
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Rely on AquaGuard's Push Pier System
Foundation repair can seem overwhelming. There are many different companies that offer many different solutions for foundation repair. At AquaGuard, we offer the Groundworks Push Pier System for its unique features and reliable system. It includes galvanized steel to resist corrosion and comes with a life-of-structure warranty to guarantee your home is always protected.
Our push pier system also includes an external sleeve, which is a unique feature that prevents any bending or buckling that other pier systems often face. Like all of our products, we do extensive research on our foundation repair systems to ensure that we are offering our customers the best products on the market.
A Word of Warning to Keep in Mind When Looking for Push Pier Installation Services:
Beware of contractors who tout the strength and capacity of their system’s bracket. The bracket is only one piece of the puzzle! Because push piers are installed adjacent to a foundation footing and not directly underneath, the weight instead bears directly down on the bracket, and the pressure is then transferred to the pier itself. Engineers call this effect eccentricity.
Because of this eccentricity, all pier systems see the greatest level of bending stress directly below the bottom of the bracket. Installing a steel sleeve on the pier directly below the bracket is a cost-effective way to effectively strengthen your entire pier system.
Why Choose Push Piers
During foundation pier installation, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what the soil conditions are like. Push piers are always a safe option no matter what kind of condition the soil is in. Aside from their reliability in most situations, they also offer the following benefits:
- Lift and stabilize foundation to original position
- Non-disruptive installation
- Quick and effective solution for foundation repair
Below is a chart that outlines the advantages and disadvantages of different pier systems:
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|
Installing Push Piers
Prepare Foundation Footing
Whether the piers are being installed on the interior or exterior of your home, the footing must be prepared. The first step is to expose the footing so that it can be prepared for the piers. This allows the piers to directly support the wall for the best possible installation.
A section of the footing will be prepared for each foundation pier so that the pier is supporting the wall directly, and not simply lifting the section of the footing that extends beyond the walls. This makes for the strongest installation.
Secure the Foundation Bracket
On each pier, a steel bracket is attached to the footing before the piers are actually drilled into the soil. By doing so, the piers are much more stable as the drill down into the soil.
Install the Piers
Piers are installed one at a time, through the bracket, and they are all connected by extensions. Once the piers are installed, the weight of your home is transferred onto the piers.
Choose AquaGuard for Push Pier Installation
We are proud to be Atlanta’s foundation experts and are ready to help you solve your foundation problems. Our relationship with Groundworks allows us to offer our customers the best products in the industry that are all backed by lifetime transferable warranties.
Schedule your free inspection with one of our foundation experts today! We gladly serve all over North Georgia, including Decatur, Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Suwanee, Lilburn, Flowery Branch, Cumming, Dahlonega, Canton, Cartersville, Rome, Douglasville, Villa Rica, Smyrna, McDonough, Covington, and Fayetteville.