Having foundation trouble? Find out why choosing pressed concrete piers is often a good idea, especially in the Dallas, Fort Worth metroplex. Property owners in this area sometimes discover they need foundation repair as a result of foundation movement and cracking. If your concrete slab foundation is fractured or sloping, or your pier and beam structure is settling, contact a qualified contractor. When restoring your foundation, it pays to be picky and get answers to questions.
Why Have Foundation Repair Using Pressed Concrete Piers?
One reason to choose these piers is because they protect houses in the Dallas, Fort Worth area from becoming increasingly out of level. Another reason is because they’re affordably priced. While there are a large variety of piers to pick from, homeowners generally choose to have pressed concrete pier foundation repair. That’s because it’s highly effective and won’t break the bank. They’re as popular in 2016 as they were 15 years ago.
These concrete structural supports are called “pressed piers” because they’re pressed downward into the ground. This is done using a hydraulic jack. In most areas of North Texas (including Tarrant, Dallas and Collin County), the approximately 9-10″ cylinders are driven 10-14′ into the soil. Of course, in certain areas of the DFW metroplex, including Las Colinas, they must be pressed to a greater depth. That’s due to the fact that the soil in certain local cities is exceptionally deep. As contractors in this area know, it’s not uncommon for them to be pushed 20-30′ down.
Why Select Concrete Piers For Slab Or Pier And Beam Foundation Repair?
Pressed pilings manufactured from concrete are a great choice. That’s because they keep slabs, as well as pier and beam foundations, from sinking further into the soil. They also prevent deflection from occurring. Without them, houses could settle by 2″-4″ or much more. As a result, they would suffer significant damage. Because concrete piers work so well on both kinds of foundations, homeowners most often select them when having foundation repair service.
Installing pressed concrete piers on the exterior of a house does not require seriously disturbing your landscaping. Fixing a foundation does mean that plants must be removed temporarily. When the process is complete, they are placed back in position. In the event interior foundation piers are needed, a slab foundation must be cracked in order to press the pilings into the ground. With pier and beam foundations the process is somewhat different. That’s because that type of structure is elevated.
To find out why concrete piers work when properly pressed beneath the soil, contact HD Foundations. We repair slab foundations as well as pier and beam houses.