Slab Foundation Repair
How does it work?
Our crews determine the locations of the suggested pilings. Plants are temporarily removed from these locations and a small 3ft hole is dug at each spot. 6" diameter concrete cylinders are driven one by one into the ground by a hydraulic jack. This forms a "pressed pile column" and is usually pressed to the depth of 15-30ft. The depth of the piling depends on the sites soil conditions: pilings are pressed to the point of refusal where the ground is solid enough to firmly support the structure.
After the piling columns are in place a pile cap is placed on top of each piling. The structure is now lifted at each piling location until the structure becomes completely level. Steel shims are placed at each piling location to maintain the leveling.
Access holes are then filled and plants returned to their original locations. Pressed piling doesn't require mass dirt removal therefore, little to no visible exterior evidence shows that the repair ever took place.