How Push Piers Can Repair Your Foundation Permanently

Foundation problems can be overwhelming for homeowners. Fortunately, there are many different solutions to fix a settling foundation and lift it back into place to restore your home’s structural stability. One of these solutions is push piers, which are drilled deep into the ground to stabilize your foundation.

At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we offer push piers to repair your foundation and restore your home’s value.

The Supportworks Push Pier System

Warrantied Push Piers for Stabilizing Failing or Settling Foundations

What It Does:

Supportworks push piers are made of steel and are driven deep into the soil beneath a foundation to solve settlement problems.

Push piers can be installed inside or outside your foundation walls and are not visible once the repair is complete.

In many scenarios, push piers not only stop settlement but lift the foundation back to its original position, closing cracks and improving window and door operation.

Technical Features

  • Year-Round Installation
  • Warrantied for 25 Years
  • Galvanized Steel Design Available
  • Below-Grade Solution -- Not Visible After Installation
  • Piers Reach Greater Depths Than Any Other Option
  • Provides Opportunity to Attempt to Lift Foundation Back to Original Position

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 home is now permanently stabilized in its new position.

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A sub-par push pier system can bend and kink during the driving operation, compromising the strength, effectiveness, and longevity of the system.

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A Supportworks Push Pier System, with a steel external sleeve that prevents bending during installation.

Our Push Pier System

As with any family of products, there are good, better and best. 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 that strengthens 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

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.

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 systems include a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well as our own performance warranty.

If you would like a free foundation push pier installation quote, we're ready to help you! Call or e-mail 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.