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House Foundation Repair Push Piers Southwest Marietta, GA

When it comes to house foundation repair the most common solutions form foundation repair companies in Atlanta include steel push piers, helical piers and mudjacking. This article will focus on the use of steel push piers for house foundation repair.

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What Are Push Piers?

A push pier provides a mechanical method to adjust the heights of various points of a slab or foundation and thereby “level” the house foundation.

Push piers are able to correct sinking foundations caused by settling problems associated with unstable soil conditions, sinkholes and problems related to organic fill or water. A typical push pier foundation repair can be done in one to three days, and leave the home with no visible signs of ever having had a foundation problem.


Push Pier Construction

Foundation repair push piers are made of high carbon steel, and often are finished with hot dipped galvanizing. The galvanized finish is used instead of primer and paint in order to extend the useful life of the foundation supports. The best push piers are made of at least 3″ round steel pipe with a 1/4″ wall. Any welds on the push piers should be done by certified welders using TIG, MIG or traditional stick welding methods. Unlike visible steel work, welds and plates on push piers do not need to be ground smooth or otherwise worked for cosmetic improvements.

Push Pier Installation

The foundation repair company must first determine the extent of the settling problem and identify areas where the push piers should be installed. The work begins by excavating soil at the foundation perimeter where the piers are to be installed.

The push piers are driven into the ground until the piers hit bedrock, the most solid strata beneath the soft layers of top soil. The upper end of the push piers are fitted with customized shelf-support type brackets. The “arm” of the bracket is positioned underneath the edge of the concrete slab to prepare for the lifting.

Specially designed hydraulic pumps then pump fluid under high pressure inito the sleeved pipe (piers). The sleeved pipes need to expand to relieve the hydraulic pressure. Because the bedrock end cannot move downward the internal pressure is relieved by lifting the concrete foundation.

As each push pier lifts its particular point into position the pier is secured with a pin or weld, and the hydraulic line then removed. When all piers have been secured, the foundation is checked to assure it is level and then the excavated dirt is replaced.

Finding A Push Pier Contractor

Choosing a foundation repair company that offers steel push piers is relatively easy. After doing a simple Google search and making a few phone calls you can find a qualified foundation repair contractor. An extended but important consideration for your contractor is to find a company that can also complete other necessary repairs to brick, stone, mortar or masonry wall cracks. Before you hire a foundation repair company you should make certsain that they can provide a truly complete job.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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Tammy S.

From start to finish, everyone at Anglin's was amazing! Gus was responsive, always answered his phone, knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. He went above and beyond to make a stressful situation less stressful. Scheduling was a breeze and the crew that arrived on the job (on time, I might add) were courteous, respectful and efficient. They allowed me to watch and take pictures, and explained the process step-by-step, as well as what results were to be expected. Iggy was so knowledgeable, professional and amazing. He was able to pin point a problem that 2 other competing companies couldn't explain or relay in layman's terms what needed to be done and why. He was an absolute superstar in easing the mind of the buyers purchasing the house. His 27 years experience was so valuable. Shelly was quick to send paid invoices and warranty information. Everyone did an amazing job and I would recommend them highly.

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I cannot say enough good things about GUS at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry! GUS, was fast and gave a free estimate on raising, reattaching and fixing my brick stairs. I will be sure to post before and after photos! Thank you GUS for your no nonsense, straight forward approach! Thank you for listening to me! The Greensmith’s

Regina Renee Kalasz

Today was a install of a 2nd beam for our house... first one was easy, 2nd one gave them a run for their money. But they stuck it out and got it done! Awesome work! I'd throw a + behind my 5 stars if I could. Sorry I held your crew up, but they were determined to get it done with no issues. So shout out to your team Chris, Leo and Dan!

Scott Lapin

The team that lifted our chimney was prompt, courteous and efficient. Other then the repair, you simply could not tell they were even there despite the fact they had to remove part of our deck to do the work. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Melissa Reed

Diagnosis and estimate from a picture, arrived as scheduled, done in just a couple hours and results were absolutely amazing. Price, workmanship, clean up - everything was absolutely 5 star!! Highly recommend these folks!!! I must add, 2 other well known and much advertised companies came out and estimated 6x the work and price, claiming we had more issues than what was actually going on. These guys call it like it is - honesty and integrity are hard to find in construction.

Dana Brennan

This crew is top notch. Worked with the office and mainly with Gus on site who was great. Showed up early, super knowledgeable, tons of experience. We really felt served in the way he recommended only what needed to be done and at a great price. Had another company wanting to add in other extras and unnecessary work. HIGHLY recommend Anglin!!

Aaron Gray

Quick to call back and totally honest. I wasn't sure if I had a foundation issue or a flooring issue but after a few questions, Nathan helped to figure out that it thankfully wasn't a foundation issue. Insteand of trying to sell me a job, Nathan helped me to make a good decision. I hope I never have foundation issues but if I do, this is the company I'm hiring.

Jake Herman

Another masonry contractor referred us to Anglin because we had a concern about the structural integrity of our chimneys. We were told that they were the best people to talk to. I called them and they actually came by to assess my house within two hours. Although I was fully prepared to spend a lot of money to stabilize my chimneys, he did a full assessment and very honestly told me that my chimneys were fine and just needed some caulking where the mortar met the brick. I greatly respect his expertise and honesty and would recommend him without reservation.

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