At Abilene Foundation Repair, we create a comprehensive repair plan suited to your home which could incorporate some of the following methods: steel pilings, concrete pressed pilings, void fill, pad and block supports, and/or wood supports. All these can play an integral part in returning and maintaining the structural integrity of your home.
PLACED UNDER FOUNDATION
A HYDRALIC JACK IS USED TO
JACK IS REPLACED
• A small hole is created around the problem area.
• The supporting piers are pressed into the ground one by one.
• The piers are capped by either a solid concrete block or a steel pier head.
• A hydraulic jack is added to the block.
• The jack raises the foundation into the correct position.
• The jack is replaced by concrete cylinder and metal shims.
• The excavated area is filled in when ready.
• The foundation is now incredibly secure thanks to Abilene Foundation Repair!
THE Abilene Foundation Repair Warranty
Abilene Foundation Repair maintains one of the best warranties in the industry.
Simply put, the piers we install are covered for the lifetime of the structure.
For steel piers, if any adjustments are required during the life of the home due to settling, Abilene Foundation Repair will adjust all piered areas at no cost to the homeowner. Our concrete piers are covered by the same lifetime warranty with zero adjustment charges for the first 10 years. After 10 years, there is a nominal adjustment charge.
Regardless of which option You choose, You can rest assured that We stand behind Our piers with a lifetime warranty.
For Pier & Beam homes We offer A three year warranty on reshim and pad & block system.
CONCRETE / STEEL PILINGS
Use of Pressed Pilings
Pilings are vertical structures that are pressed into the earth and support the foundation slab or beams. Pressed pilings come in two configurations, concrete and steel. Concrete pilings are concrete cylinders stacked on top of one another. The advantages are that they won’t corrode and are cost effective.
Use of Steel Pilings
Traditional Steel pilings are able to be driven deep, however, there is a potential drawback to the standard method of installation. They tend to be expensive and traditional steel pilings are bracketed to the side of the home, thereby providing no support directly underneath the slab.
When installed with this method, the pier itself is only as strong as the bracket that supports the weight of your home.
A newer method of steel piers is installing them directly underneath the perimeter grade beam in the same fashion as the pressed pilings. This eliminates the bracketing element from the system so that the weight of the home is supported directly by the steel piers.
Use of Spread Footings
Spread footings are a cheaper, temporary measure that creates a block (usually concrete) below a pier to keep it from sinking any farther. They may work temporarily, but will need a permanent solution.
Click the button below for a detailed description of our foam repair and before/after pictures.Foam Injection
Pier And Beam
Click the button below for a detailed description of our foam repair and before/after pictures.PieR And Beam Repair