Steel Push Piers
Steel Push Piers VS Steel I-Beam
Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services has the solutions to your foundation repair needs. Steel push piers can be installed to stop the current damage and prevent future damage. Our experts, along with Earth Contact Products (ECP) tools, the finest products available in the industry, will provide you with the best solutions for your situation.
Steel push piers are used when there is a need to stabilize the foundation of a home or business. Steel I-beams are used for structural support after the foundation is stabilized.
What’s A Steel Push Pier?
Steel push piers are the most used foundation repair product used throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Installing a push pier system, also known as underpinning, is a process that disperses the weight of your home and foundation to more solid surfaces deeper down in the soil via steel piers. Many homes in Pittsburgh and surrounding towns and counties have had this done and it’s a proven and tested method of repair.
If your home is showing signs of foundation settlement of any kind, we at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing can help you. We have a variety of patented foundation steel push pier products that can solve settlement issues of all kinds, including the following:
- Horizontal or Vertical Foundation Cracks
- Tilting Chimneys
- Sticking Doors & Windows
- Inward Leaning Walls
- Cracking/Sinking Slab Floors
- Settling Foundations
What Are The Different Uses and Applications Of Steel Push Piers?
Steel push piers are used to transfer loads from the soil near the surface to deeper, more stable soil that is more suitable for load bearing. They are mostly used to underpin settling foundations.
Each of our patented foundation pier systems is installed by our team of professional foundation repair experts. These high-strength push pier systems use the exclusive ECP manifold lifting system which allows for a gentle and precise control over lifting or stabilizing your home’s foundation.
How Are Steel Push Piers Installed?
Steel push piers are driven individually and the entire structure works as the reaction. A friction reduction collar is then attached to the lead section of the galvanized pier pipe. This collar creates an opening in the soil that has a larger diameter than the pier pipe. This dramatically reduces the skin friction on the pier pipe as it is driven into the soil. This allows the installer to load test and verify that the pier has encountered firm bearing rock that is suitable to support the load. High-pressure hydraulic jacks are placed at multiple locations which reduce the load on each push pier. Then these hydraulic jacks are connected to a manifold system to provide a synchronized lift.
ECP push piers, or resistance piers, have been designed and engineered to provide minimal disturbance to your home. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing’s foundation push piers are installed by one of our professional foundation repair crews. Each of our ECP push pier systems is available in both black steel and galvanized steel, which allows for long-term strength and corrosion resistance. All of our pier systems are installed year-round with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, as well as coming with our own performance and installation warranty.
We serve Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, New Castle, Morgantown, Cleveland, Canton, Akron, Youngstown, and many nearby areas in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Contact us today to learn more about steel push piers.