Micropiles & Micropiers
To repair settlement on slabs and porches, Matthews Wall Anchor is proud to use Earth Contact Products (ECP) micropiles and piers for the perfect solution.
Due to inconsistent moisture levels, the soil can become weak and unstable. As a result, the foundation shifts and move. At Matthews Wall Anchor, we offer the best micropiles in the underpinning industry to restore settling foundations back to normal in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
What are Micropiles?
Micropiles, also known as minipiles, are small diameter piers that measure 60 to 200 mm. They are drilled and grouted friction piles that consist of steel elements. Each pile is bonded into the soil or rock to create stable foundations for a variety of projects, including bridges and highways. Micropiles are also useful for hard to access areas. Micropiles can be installed through any type of soil condition, including rock, cobblestone, and sand. This can be achieved through drilling, jacking, or screwing machinery.
Benefits of Micropiles
Micropiles offer many advantages over other deep foundation methods on the market. The use of micropiles has increased over the years because they offer many benefits. Some advantages of micropiles include:
- Quick installation
- Little to no disruption to the work area
- Used for new construction or retrofit projects for deep foundations
- Supports and stabilizes the foundation
- Installed in restricted or low headroom areas
- Installed in all types of soil conditions
- Corrosion resistant
- Minimizes foundation sinking and settling
- Uses foundation equipment smaller than other systems to access limited areas
- Don’t require end-bearing capacity
At Matthews Wall Anchor, we’ll stabilize your foundation for many years to come. Our micropiles and piers are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP). ECP is the leading manufacturer in the underpinning industry, so you’ll have quality products, as well as professional service. We are also proud to offer the services of a structural contractor, to give you peace of mind that the job is done right. Contact us today for a proposal. We serve Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding area.