Slab piers are another trusted foundation repair solution used by our professionals for your home. Unlike helical piers, these types of piers are used to repair structures that have a settled or uneven concrete slab foundation. You will notice if your home has an uneven concrete slab foundation because of wall cracks, sticking doors or windows, leaks, and more. Essentially, if anything seems out of place in your home, it’s best to call our professional team for an inspection. The more you’re informed about the problems that can plague your home and how best to handle them will help you in the future. We want you to know what’s going on with your home at every step of the journey, from diagnosis to the finished installation.
These piers are different from other piers because they are used to bring the concrete slab back to the appropriate height. We will first drill holes into the existing concrete until we reach the soil beneath. During installation, high strength steel tubes are pushed in until it finds deep, stable soil to level and stabilize the concrete slab and interior walls. Once the piers are pushed into a stable area, hydraulic equipment is utilized to bring the slab to the appropriate height, where it is then stabilized. Grout is pumped into the foundation holes that were made to fill the empty spaces, then the rest of the hole is filled with concrete to permanently seal the slab, keeping its integrity.
Slab piers can repair your floor slab without the need for a costly replacement. This solution doesn’t require heavy machinery and can be installed in areas that have very limited access. If you do happen to experience very cold weather (while unlikely in the Bay Area) your pipes will be more resistant to freezing. Slab piers also make it easier to seal the home, preventing rodents and insects from getting in.
If you believe that your concrete slab or interior walls are damaged, don’t hesitate to call the professionals. We know that repairs like this can become costly and are almost impossible to do by yourself without previous knowledge of the industry. You’ll end up spending more money and time without a guarantee you’re doing it right. We are a certified Grip-Tite dealer, meaning we have the best products in the industry. Are you ready to get started on fixing your home? Contact us today for all of your concrete slab repairs in the San Jose area!