A deep foundation is a type of foundation that has support columns, pillars or piles that have been driven deep into the ground or until they reach bedrock. This is done to provide additional stabilization when the surface soil can no longer support the weight of your home.
When your home experiences foundation problems, like settlement or stair-step cracked bricks, a deep foundation solution may be installed to stop settlement while providing additional support to your home.
For example, if your home has cracked bricks caused by settlement then push piers, or resistance piles, may be installed. The piers are installed beneath your home's foundation footing and then driven into bedrock or stable soil.
The piers are installed into stable soil or bedrock because it prevents further settlement and movement. The resistance provided by the stable soil can even help lift your home back to it's original level.
Just like any foundation repair solution, it's important to consult with an expert to find out if deep foundation repair is the best solution for your home.
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