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Push Piers

Learn why Groundworks' push piers are the best solution for halting foundation settlement and permanently securing your home.

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A sturdy foundation is crucial for both the structure of your house and the safety of your family. If the foundation settles, it can pose serious harm to both.

Many homeowners ignore signs like cracked drywall or sticking doors and windows, leading to severe structural damage. However, Groundworks offers a solution to these issues.

Our push pier system is designed to stabilize your settling foundation and potentially lift it back to its original position. As the trusted foundation repair leader across Alberta, we provide comprehensive solutions to safeguard your home.

This page explores what push piers are, why they’re essential, and the key advantages of utilizing our specialized products and services.

What Are Push Piers?

Push piers are robust steel poles that we drive into the ground beneath your home’s foundation. They extend deep underground, bypassing unstable expansive soils until they reach solid bedrock or layers capable of bearing weight. This forms a sturdy support system for your home.

Push piers are a critical component of our comprehensive foundation repair solution. They work in conjunction with our basement, crawl space, and concrete repair methods to provide a long-lasting, all-inclusive solution that maintains your home’s structural integrity.

Signs Push Piers Are Needed

A crack in a wall.

Homes typically require push piers when exhibiting glaring signs of foundation settlement, such as:

Neglecting these warning signs can lead to escalating problems, causing more extensive and costly damage in the future. Contacting Groundworks promptly can prevent these issues from worsening.

Are Push Piers Necessary?

Absolutely, delaying foundation repairs only aggravates settlement issues, leading to more substantial and expensive damage over time.

Push piers not only stabilize foundations, but they can also potentially lift them back to their original positions. Taking prompt action can save significant stress and money in the long run.

However, push piers aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Groundworks also provides other foundation pier systems—helical piers and slab piers—that may better suit your home’s needs. A free inspection from one of our experts determines the ideal approach.

Push Pier Advantages

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Groundworks’ push pier system is recognized for its exceptional strength and durability. Each installation is custom designed for your home, offering several benefits:

  • Permanent Stability: Our push piers offer a robust solution that permanently stabilizes your foundation.
  • Preventing Further Damage: Push piers reach deep below the surface to transfer your home’s weight to more stable soil or bedrock, reducing future settling and damage.
  • Potential for Lifting: In addition to stabilization, push piers can potentially lift your foundation back to its original level, effectively repairing cracks and gaps caused by uneven settling.
  • Customized Support: We install piers to exact depths that suit your home’s specific needs, ensuring targeted support. Our unique galvanized steel piers boast unparalleled strength and durability.
  • Comprehensive Structural Repairs: For complete foundation stabilization, we combine push piers with our full range of proprietary solutions, including wall reinforcement and basement waterproofing.
  • Long-term Warranty: Our push piers come with an extensive warranty, providing peace of mind for the lifetime of your structure.

Using Groundworks’ proprietary push piers is key to maximizing the benefits of foundation repair. Our specialized products and services are designed with homeowners in mind, offering significant advantages over standard products.

Our Push Pier Installation Process

ur certified installers follow a rigorous, multi-step process:

  • Excavate to the foundation’s footer and secure specialized brackets
  • Assemble and drive pier sections into the ground
  • Monitor load capacities and secure piers
  • Transfer the home’s weight to stable soils and establish benchmarks
  • Restore excavation areas

As Alberta’s leading foundation repair specialists, Groundworks tailors each push pier solution with unmatched expertise to meet your home’s specific challenges and requirements.

Why Choose Groundworks Push Piers?

Our push pier installation service carries several key advantages:

  • Superior steel durability augmented with external steel sleeves
  • Unobtrusive, underground installation
  • Benchmarking installation with follow-up evaluations
  • Nationally backed warranty and annual maintenance service plan
  • Flexible installation available throughout the year

Contact Groundworks for Lasting Stabilization with Push Piers!

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Don’t let foundation settlement continue to damage your home. The longer you wait, the more the deterioration progresses. Ensure the safety of your home and family with lasting solutions.

Homeowners in Alberta trust our outstanding service and quality solutions. Our push piers provide permanent stabilization and offer the potential to re-level your foundation. Contact Groundworks today to schedule a free inspection and obtain a no-obligation repair estimate. 

FAQs

Costs fluctuate based on factors like the extent of damage and number of piers required. You’ll receive a no-obligation estimate detailing the exact costs as well as financing information during a free inspection with a Groundworks expert.

The timeline of the project depends on the severity of the problem, the placement of the piers, and the total number required. Your Groundworks inspector will provide an accurate project schedule during the free inspection.

We carefully excavate around the foundation footers to minimize impact on the landscape, and fully restore those areas after installation. Learn more during an inspection with a Groundworks expert.