Stabilize Your Foundation with Steel Push Piers
A settling foundation is a serious problem that no homeowner wants to face. If left untreated, the problem will continue to get worse over time. At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we offer several different foundation repair products to lift and stabilize your foundation and restore your home’s value. Depending on your home’s situation, our Davenport area contracts offer foundation pier system installation for push piers, slab piers, and helical piers.
- Horizontal or Vertical Foundation Cracks
- Tilting Chimneys
- Jamming Doors & Windows
- Inward Leaning at the Wall's Top
- Cracking/Sinking Slab Floors
We offer custom-designed pier systems to repair your failing foundation. No matter what kind of condition your home is in, our professionals can fix it with pier systems.
How foundation push pier systems work
To install a push pier system, 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 installing contractor are satisfied with the stabilization or amount of lift, the soil can be backfilled. The structure is now permanently stabilized in its new position.
Our push pier system
As with any family of products, there are good, better and best options. 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 25-year warranty, the Supportworks push pier system also includes a patent-pending external sleeve.
This external sleeve is designed to strengthen 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
- Year-round installation
- Warrantied for 25 Years
- Galvanized steel design available
- Below-grade solution -- not visible after completed installation
- Piers reach greater depths than any other repair option
- Can lift foundation back to original position
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 might 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.
Foundation Pier Application Chart
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 & Landscaping
Solution Extends Past Troubled Soils
Permanently Stabilize Foundation Without Maintenance
Ability To Lift Home Back To Level
Installing the Piers
Many foundation repair methods can be disruptive to your yard and cause a lot of damage during installation. Our pier system is installed with minimal disruption to your yard and our crew takes the time to put everything back in place so your yard looks just like it did when we arrived.
The piers are made of galvanized steel to provide the ultimate support for your home and are corrosion-resistant. For your peace of mind, all of our pier systems include our own warranty as well as a manufacturer’s warranty.
A sub-par push pier system can bend and kink during the driving operation, compromising the strength, effectiveness, and longevity of the system.
A Supportworks Push Pier System, with a steel external sleeve that prevents bending during installation.
Are You Looking For Local Foundation Contractors In Illinois and Iowa?
At MidAmerica Basement Systems our team of in-house foundation experts has warrantied solutions for structural issues related to settling foundations of all types. Our foundation push pier installation in Davenport include a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well as our own performance warranty.
If you would like a free foundation push pier or helical pier installation quote for your Davenport home, we're ready to help you! Contact us today to schedule an on-site consultation and written quote!
We're proud to serve Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport, and many other parts of Illinois and Iowa.