Concrete Foundation Repair and the Different Types

Concrete Foundation Repair

Concrete foundation repair can happen two ways. One, deep and two, shallow. Deep concrete foundation repair, also known as underpinning, involves helical piers into the ground to transfer the support and lift structural elements of a foundation. This method increases the foundation depth and/or repairs the faulty foundation. Deep repairs are usually used done to bypass the soil that is causing foundation problems. In order to bypass that soil and transfer the weight to a more stable layer of the ground than the layer it was built on, steel piers or helical piers are used.

Helical Piers 

This helix pile transfer the weight of foundation to a more stable layer of soil. This method causes less disruption of the ground, less spoil generated, and it’s completed fairly quickly. Helical piles can be installed in foundations with the capacity to work in tension and compression, withstand vertical and lateral wind forces, and vibration and shear forces.

Push Piers

Push piers are also known as resistance piers and they are pushed into the ground against the weight of your foundation. That means these piers are pushed until they hit a layer of soil hard enough to push against to lift the foundation. Push piers are the most frequently installed piers making them a simple installation now. It is important to know push piers are only as strong and as stable as the ground that they are being installed under.

Have you noticed cracks on the side of your building? Buckled walls or cracked concrete floors? Your concrete foundation needs repair!

For any commercial repairs or projects, contact us via phone at 815-363-8493 or fill out the contact form to get in touch with M3 Construction Solutions today.

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