Repair Your Foundation with Slab Piers
Depending on what type of problem your foundation is experiencing, we offer many different foundation repair solutions. Slab piers are best used for concrete slabs that have settled. They are installed underneath the sunken slab and can be adjusted for additional support in the future if needed.
Technical Features of Slab Piers:
- Can be installed any time of year
- Resistant to corrosion with galvanized steel
- Installed deep into the soil to reach load-bearing strata
- Minimal disturbance during installation
- Life-of-Structure Manufacturer’s Warranty
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How Slab Piers Work
Like any foundation pier, slab piers are able to dig deep down into the ground to reach load-bearing soils to ensure there is enough support for the weight of your foundation. They are specifically designed to support sunken concrete slabs, hence the name. Once the piers are driven deep down into the soil, they can lift the slab back to its original position and create a safe, even surface up above.
Types of Slab Piers
We offer two different types of slab piers: push-type slab piers and helical slab piers. Both types of piers drill deep down into the soil and use the same equipment that can access small areas of your home to lift slabs back into place.
Push-Type Slab Piers
Push piers use hydraulics to drive the piers deep down into the soil. They are attached to the concrete slab by a bracket and are driven through that bracket to reach load-bearing soils.
Helical Slab Piers
Helical piers include helical blades that are attached to the pier that resemble a large screw. These types of piers are drilled down into the soil through the helical blades until load-bearing soil is reached.
Once both types of piers are installed, the concrete slab is transferred onto the piers and is lifted back up to its original position. As a final step, we inject a small amount of PolyLevel to stabilize the soil and prevent any future settlement.
When to Choose Slab Piers
Slab piers work best when the concrete slab is competent enough to handle the pressure that will be applied once it’s lifted. If the slab is very thin or has a lot of cracking, slab piers may not be the best option.
Below are the pros and cons of each type of concrete slab floor repair:
Slab Piers vs. other Slab Settlement Repairs
|Removal and Replacement||Mudjacking||Releveling Grout||Slab Piers|
|Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Week|
|Minimal Disturbance To Interior Finishes (Walls)|
|No Waiting For Concrete To Cure|
|Effective When Slab Floor Is Very Thin|
|Solution Extends Past Troubled Soils|
|Permanently Stabilize Slab Without Maintenance|
|Ability to Lift Slab And Interior Partition Walls Back To Level|
Rely on AquaGuard for Slab Piers
Our foundation experts at AquaGuard Foundation Solutions are experienced and well-equipped for all types of foundation repairs. If your home needs any type of foundation repair, we are happy to provide a free inspection to assess your home’s situation and recommend the best solution to fix your foundation.
We proudly serve Marietta, Rome, Blue Ridge, Gainesville, Athens, Covington, Peachtree City, Carrollton, and all of Metro Atlanta. Contact us to schedule your free inspection!