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Slab Piers

Supporting and stabilizing your home’s slab foundation can repair cracks in the floor.

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Settling slab foundations can pose as much of a threat to a building’s structural integrity as problematic foundations and crawl space walls. A dependable, long-term foundation repair solution is a network of professionally installed slab piers from Groundworks.

Ignoring signs of structural damage, like uneven floors or visible cracks in walls or the slab floor, can lead to significant problems later.

Groundworks uses slab piers designed to permanently stabilize homes on concrete slabs. This is one of the methods we may use to restore your home’s structural stability and aesthetic appeal.

What Are Slab Piers?

Slab piers support and redistribute the weight of houses on slab floor foundations that are suffering from a variety of possible issues. They form part of a comprehensive foundation repair solution, protecting your house from further settling and stabilized against different soil conditions.

At Groundworks, our foundation repair experts often use slab piers with other stabilizing measures, like waterproofing the basement, fixing the crawl space, replacing floor joists, and other damage-prevention measures. We aim for our solutions to last, not just for a few years, but for decades.

Signs You Need Slab Piers

Do you need slab piers? Examine your home or conduct a brief visual assessment. If you notice one or more of the following warning signs, particularly if the damage is severe, it’s time to contact Groundworks for a free quote:

A crack in the foundation of a home.

Although these problems might seem cosmetic, they’re actually signs of a shifting or settling slab foundation, which indicates an unstable structure.

Are Slab Piers Necessary?

If your home is built on a slab foundation and shows uneven settling, you likely need slab piers. Overlooking early signs of foundation problems can lead to more expensive issues down the line.

Installing slab piers can provide a durable foundation that lasts for decades. It helps avoid the high costs of invasive excavations and floor replacements, potentially increasing your home’s value.

At Groundworks, we recognize that every home is different. Our repair solutions are tailored to fit each unique case. We strive to provide the least invasive, permanent solution for foundation problems and offer several options when possible to ensure your home’s safety and stability.

What Are the Benefits of Slab Piers?

At Groundworks, we use only top-quality piers for our repairs, and our crews are professionally trained to install, fit, and maintain our slab pier systems. When you choose custom installation from Groundworks, you’ll enjoy multiple benefits, including:

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  • Long-lasting stability: A permanent solution for your home.
  • Prevention of future settlement: We transfer the weight of the structure to stable soil and/or bedrock, halting settlement and preventing future occurrences.
  • Property value improvement: Even if you’re not selling now, potential buyers value a stable foundation and the reassurance of not worrying about future settlement.
  • Potential elevation of settled sections: Our strategic installation can lift sagging sections of the floor back to their original levels.
  • Comprehensive warranty: We offer a transferable lifetime warranty.

Turn to Groundworks for optimal foundation repair solutions.

How We Install Slab Piers

Groundworks’ approach to foundation repair in Alberta is a precise, step-by-step process that we’ve perfected over time. The process involves:

  • An expert inspection for a thorough understanding of the issue
  • Removal of the disrupted flooring
  • Drilling a hole to expose the slab footing
  • Positioning brackets under the revealed footing
  • Inserting custom-sized pier sections into the ground
  • Capping the slab pier
  • Installing a bracket to the slab
  • Transferring the weight of the house onto the pier
  • Filling the hole and smoothing it for a professional finish
  • Continual monitoring of pier depths and strengths to ensure the solution is lasting

We take pride in our custom solutions for foundation problems. Groundworks has experience in every region of Alberta, making us highly knowledgeable about all potential foundation issues in homes.

Why Our Slab Piers Are the Best Choice for Your Home

Why should you pick a slab pier solution from Groundworks? Our specialists believe that slab piers are the ideal choice because:

  • They are specifically designed for slab foundations
  • Each pier is customized to meet individual requirements
  • Slab piers are engineered for superior stability and lifting power
  • Groundworks slab piers come with a comprehensive lifetime warranty

Additionally, we offer an extensive annual inspection and maintenance plan. Each year, we evaluate the stability of the pier and adjust as needed to maintain your house’s level and minimize foundation problems.

Contact Groundworks for Slab Piers Today!

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Issues with slab foundations can escalate if not addressed promptly. Our exclusive piers, professional installation, and lifetime warranty can provide you with peace of mind.

For stability and safety, reach out to Groundworks for a free, no-commitment inspection.


Buyers seek assurance about a home’s construction, maintenance, and safety. Proactively addressing and fixing foundation issues increases your property’s market value.

A professional inspection is the surest way to identify the appropriate solution for foundation issues. However, if your house has a concrete slab foundation and you notice uneven floors, wall or floor cracks, or doors and windows that stick or don’t close properly, it might indicate issues that slab piers can fix.

If you identify slab foundation issues early or simply want additional stability, the installation might only take a couple of days. However, extensive damage may lead to a longer installation time.