Underpinning & Foundation Repair in Oklahoma

Steel Piers for Foundation Repair in Oklahoma

The foundation your home or business sits on in Oklahoma is susceptible to settlement and failure due to the soil the foundation sits on. When the soil beneath the foundation gets wet is will heave and swell, and when the soil becomes too dry, it will shrink. As the soil constantly shifts and moves, so does your foundation. Some of the signs that your foundation may be in need of repair are:

  • steel piersFloor cracks
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Leaning chimney
  • Sloping floors
  • Wall cracks
  • Stair and stoop pulling away from the home
  • Bowing walls

When you notice any of these signs, contact the experts at Pierman Foundation Repair Services. We will inspect your home and offer you the best solution for your foundation repair. One of the methods we use for underpinning is steel piers. Steel piers are one of the most common products used to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again. These piers are end-bearing and they do not rely upon nor require skin friction to produce support. Each pier is driven deep into the soil until it reaches a solid soil layer. Then each pier is individually load tested using the maximum weight of the structure as the reaction force. After load testing is completed, hydraulic jacks are placed at multiple locations and the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the foundation for many years to come. 

Helical Piers for Foundation Repair in Oklahoma

helical piers

Another product used for underpinning and foundation repair in Oklahoma is helical piers. These piers consist of a central shaft with one or more helix-shaped bearing plate and bracket attached to it. These helical piers are screwed into the ground until they reach stable soil.  Helical piers are ideal for applications where there is a need to resist a tension or compressive force or both. They are also an excellent choice for foundation repair and stabilization when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load-bearing layers are present. Once the helical piers are installed, each one is load tested, then the structure is lifted and stabilized. Using helical piers for foundation repair has many advantages. Some of these advantages are:

  • Little to no vibration
  • Ease of installation
  • Immediate load transfer
  • Installs below active soils
  • Can be installed in all weather conditions
  • Little to no disruption to the job site

Using helical piers for a foundation repair will permanently repair your foundation and protect it from foundation failure in the future.

Helical Tieback Anchors for Foundation Repair in Oklahoma

helical tiebacksOne of the signs of foundation failure is bowing or leaning walls. Bowing walls are caused by hydrostatic pressure pushing against the walls from the outside. This hydrostatic pressure causes the weight against the walls to exceed their capacity, causing them to tow or lean. Helical tieback anchors are used to repair bowing or leaning walls. These helical tieback anchors consist of a long rod with a corkscrew end that attaches to a wall plate inside of the foundation wall. They are installed from the inside of the basement wall through a small hole that is drilled and then with exterior excavation, the wall is pulled back to its original level. This will also strengthen the wall so that there will not be any future bowing or leaning of the wall. The hole is sealed after the wall is repaired. Helical tieback anchors can be installed in any type of weather conditions and can be installed in limited access areas. So if you are in need of bowing wall repair, let the professionals at Pierman Foundation Repair Services install helical tieback anchors and keep your walls from leaning and bowing in the future.

Hydraulic Lift Piers for Concrete Leveling in Oklahoma

steel piersIf your home or business is built on a slab and is need of leveling, the professionals at Pierman Foundation Repair Services uses hydraulic lift piers to level and stabilize your concrete slab. These piers are installed inside the structure through an eight inch, core drilled access hole. The piers install quickly due to minimal setup time, making slab piers a low cost and time efficient solution. After the piers are installed, the load of the slab is lifted onto the piers uniformly by activating the hydraulic rams simultaneously with a manifold lift system.  Due to the quick installation and minimal setup, this slab repair is much less costly than other slab repair methods. Once these hydraulic lift piers are installed to level your concrete slab, the repair will last for many years to come. The method of concrete slab leveling used to be mudjacking, which did not give a permanent solution. Your concrete would need repair again in a few years. So if you are in need of concrete slab leveling and repair, let the experts at Pierman Foundation Repair Services install hydraulic lift piers. We will give your slab the permanent solution it needs.

New Construction Piers

new construction piersIf you are building a new structure, let Pierman Foundation Repair Services install new construction piers. Installing new construction piers at the time of a new build, it will stop foundation problems before they even start. There will be no time delays because there is no curing time, no concrete delivery delays and they can be installed in all weather conditions. The problem of building on unstable soil will be solved when Pierman Foundation Repair Services installs new construction piers under your new home or business. You won’t ever need to worry about foundation failure in the future. Your home or business is a big investment. Making sure it will be structurally sound is important. It will cost you more in the future if your foundation fails after construction. That is why it is important to have Pierman Foundation Repair Services install new construction piers at the time of your new build. Stop foundation failure before it ever has a chance to start by installing new construction piers.   All of the products used for foundation underpinning and foundation repair that Pierman Foundation Repair Services uses are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in the industry. When you use a company that has many years of experience and uses the best products for foundation repair, you can be assured that the repair will be done right and will last for your home’s lifetime. Contact Pierman Foundation Repair Services for all of your underpinning or foundation repair needs in Oklahoma today!

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