Foundation Underpinning

Foundation Underpinning & Piering

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The Stabil-Loc Foundation Piering System is the number one method in the foundation repair industry for providing the homeowner with a permanent foundation repair solution. Our double walled heat extruded steel tube positioned directly under the center of the wall to be lifted or stabilized and driven hydraulically all the way to bedrock or stable strata provides the deepest, strongest foundation support available. The patented rotating head assembly maintains concentric loading during the lifting process. Traditionally, the house must be over lifted to insert shims. Our adjustable “shimblock” eliminates the need for over lifting the structure which can cause damage to your home. Our piering system, installation method and intellectual property is all patented by the United States Patent Office.

Our typical foundation underpinning is only about a three day process, and comes with a lifetime transferable warranty.
The Difference of Stabil-Loc Piers

Concentric Loading VS Eccentric Loading Eccentric loading was developed in 1917 based on the premise that the pier had to be installed from outside the footing and fastened to the footing with a bracket, because the house was in the way. Using traditional brackets along the side of your structure proved to be an inadequate technique for foundation repair. Lifting the structure with piers and brackets at an angle or offset to the side of your home would eventually bend or break the pier, or improperly raise the foundation. In the diagram to the left (or above on mobile) you can see the instability of other systems that cause them to fail and could cause additional damage to the structure.

Foundation Underpinning in your home

Sinking Foundation This is a common structural problem seen on both old and new homes, and it can affect a foundation regardless of where you live in the United States. There are many causes that can be attributed to a sinking foundation. - Evaporation: hot and dry conditions cause soil to shrink. - Transpiration: Tree roots dehydrate soil causing soil shrinkage and settlement of your homes footing/slab. - Drainage: Improper drainage causes increased hydro static 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 contraction and expansion of soil.

The Stabil-Loc Foundation Piering System segmented the shaft of the pier into 12-inch interlocking segments so the pier could be installed directly under the center line of the weight of the wall being lifted. The bracket was then inverted and rides against the bottom of the footing as a load bearing plate that rotates as the structure is lifted. The location and configuration of the pier combined with the highest compressive load carrying capacity in the industry makes it obvious– THIS PIER CANNOT FAIL!