What is Underpinning?What is Underpinning? Deep Foundations & Foundation Underpinning Explained
What is Underpinning?
Foundation underpinning is the process of strengthening and stabilizing your home’s foundation. An underpinning structure is installed beneath your foundation to provide additional support to your home.
For foundation underpinning we typically install a pier system – like JES Helical Piers, JES Push Piers or JES Slab Piers. These pier systems are installed underneath your home and are driven into a stable soil level. These foundation underpinning solutions not only stabilize your home and offer a permanent solution to house settlement but can also raise your home back to its original level.
Do you want to learn more about foundation underpinning and if it the solution for you? Request a free inspection today by calling 866-370-4816!
What is Underpinning: More on Foundation Pilings
Foundation pilings are used for deep foundations. Deep foundations are installed into a stable soil level, like bedrock, to provide additional stability and support to your home’s foundation.
One type of product used for deep foundations is foundation pilings, or concrete pilings. The foundation pilings are driven into the ground to provide added support to your foundation. Concrete pilings are installed with a pile driver, pounding the piling into the soil. This is a very disruptive process that can cause damage to landscaping or close lying buildings, which is one of the reasons that JES doesn’t use them.
What is Underpinning: More on Steel Piers
Another, stronger deep foundation product is steel piers. We only work with and recommend steel pier systems for many reasons. Most importantly, concrete pilings are not as strong as steel piers. Also, installing concrete pilings is messy and disruptive to your home. And finally, concrete pilings are not a permanent solution to foundation settlement. If the foundation pilings are installed in clay soil your house could begin to settle again.
Our patented and proven steel pier systems are designed to withstand the test of time and are a permanent solution to house settlement. The installation is cleaner than concrete pilings, eliminating the stress of using heavy machinery to install which can damage your property.
We only use the safest products; the steel piers are stronger and safer that concrete pilings – tested and approved by professional engineers– so that they will safely support your home and family.
What is Underpinning: More on House Leveling
House leveling is the process of restoring your home back to its original level, or position. Before you can invest in house leveling, your foundation needs to be stabilized since your house is sinking because of foundation settlement. Some of our foundation repair solutions can lift your home while stabilizing your foundation.
Before investing in a house leveling system, request a free foundation inspection. You’ll need to find out the cause of your house settling and have that repaired before you take action on house leveling.
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At JES Foundation Repair our team of in-house foundation experts have warranted solutions for structural issues of all types.
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