Why Are Push Piers Used in Foundation Repair

Why Are Push Piers Used in Foundation Repair?

Foundation issues are common problems faced by many homeowners. A stable foundation is essential for the structural integrity of a building which is why we strive to give them the support they need. One of the solutions we commonly use for foundation repair is the installation push piers.

What are Push Piers?

Push piers are steel tubes that are driven deep into the soil beneath a foundation to the bedrock or solid ground that can provide support and stability to your foundation. They are often used to repair foundation settlement, which is a common issue caused by weak or loose soil beneath the foundation. This issue can surface over time as the soils shift or settle. Sometimes the weak soil can be expansive. If the stronger, dense soil is deep below your structure push piers could be your best option. Thanks to the shape and strength of the steel the piers can be pushed deeper into the soil than some other methods that are not designed for such depths.

What are the Benefits?

Push piers are very effective in solving foundation issues for a variety of reasons. To list just a few:

  • They transfer the structural weight to the deeper and denser soil that has a higher weight-bearing capacity
  • Proven to last for many years to come
  • They offer ease of installation and can be installed quickly
  • Push Piers can reach greater depths than some other methods
  • There is minimal disruption to soil or landscaping
  • The loading capability is immediate

These are the most common benefits that ensure that your foundation is reinforced and ready to stand the test of time along with our great service.

Push Piers Offer Versatility

Foundation repair isn’t always a straightforward task. There are a lot of factors that will influence how the job needs to be done. Thankfully push piers are versatile and can be used for various types of foundations, including concrete slab foundations and pier and beam foundations. They can also be installed in tight spaces and low overhead areas. In some cases your structure may have sank with the soil and need to be lifted back into place. Push piers along with the hydraulics used to install them can lift your structure back into place and hold it where it needs to be. This can even be done from multiple points in the foundation to lift the entire structure in a uniform manner. With the installation’s flexibility and the strength of the high performance steel push piers can solve a wide variety of foundations.


In conclusion foundation issues are one of the more concerning issues that home and business owners may have to face. However, push piers can help get back the structural integrity you may have lost due to weak soils. They do this by anchoring your foundation to the deeper and denser soils with high performance steel tubes. This solution is durable and long lasting to give your structure new life. To top it all off the installation even offers some flexibility to fix a wide variety of foundations.

Contact Precision Foundation Service today to set up a consultation to find out if push piers are the right solution for your foundation.

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