Foundation Underpinning and Piering
The number one way to provide homeowners with a permanent foundation repair solution is the Stabil-Loc Foundation Piering System. To install this underpinning basement system, Reliable Basement Services will position our double-walled heat-extruded steel tubes directly under the center of your wall. We stabilize or lift the walls hydraulically all the way to bedrock or stable strata. This provides the deepest, strongest foundation support available! Our patented rotating head assembly maintains concentric loading throughout the lifting process. Normally you would have to over lift to insert shims under your house. But with our adjustable shim block, you’ll never have to lift the structure, which means your house won’t get damaged. We have patented our piering system and installation method by the United States Patent Office.
Foundation Underpinning Takes Us Only Three Days to Complete
An Underpinning Basement From Reliable Basement Services Comes With a Lifetime Transferable Warranty
Concentric Loading vs. Eccentric Loading
Eccentric loading was developed in 1917. With this method, piers were installed from outside the footing and fastened to the footing with a bracket since the house was in the way. But using traditional brackets along the side of your structure was inadequate to repair the foundation. By lifting the structure with piers and brackets at an angle or offset to the side of your home, the pier eventually bends or breaks. Sometimes this method also improperly raises the foundation. In the diagram, you can see just how unstable other underpinning basement systems are. Ultimately, they fail and sometimes damage the structure.
Foundation Underpinning in Your Home
Sinking foundations are a common structural problem in both new and old homes. Your foundation could be affected by sinking no matter where you live in the United States. There are many possible causes of a sinking foundation including the following:
- Evaporation: Both hot and dry conditions cause the soil to sink
- Transpiration: Tree roots dehydrate soil, which causes the soil to shrink and your home footing/slab to settle
- Drainage: Improper drainage causes more hydrostatic pressure on basement walls
- Poor Site Preparation: improperly compacted fill soil causes settling problems later
- Poor Soil Conditions: Expansive clay soil and organic debris cause the soil to contract and expand