Pier Systems

When a home’s foundation experiences problems, it is almost always because the soil beneath it is no longer able to support it properly. In order to permanently stabilize the foundation, its weight and the weight of the home above it must be transferred to load-bearing soil or bedrock. The best way to do this is through a system of long, sturdy steel structures called piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground until they find this competent soil or bedrock. The home’s foundation is then connected to these piers via heavy steel brackets. The home now is effectively resting on solid ground instead of poor soil.

NSquare recommends three types of piers, based on the type of foundation your home has and the kind of soil it rests on:

Piering systems offer a below-grade solution that’s concealed from sight. Not only that, in many cases, a piering system can go beyond merely stabilizing a foundation to actually lifting it up back toward its original position. Pin piles, which are a specialized type of push pier, are sometimes recommended in certain situations.

Regardless of the type of piering system chosen, a highly trained crew of technicians will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations — restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.

Our pier system will permanently solve your foundation settlement problem.

Strong and stable. Our pier system will permanently solve your foundation settlement problem.

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Not All Piers Are Created Equal

NSquare uses heavy-duty steel piers and brackets designed and built by Supportworks. Unlike other piering systems that can buckle and corrode over time, Supportworks piers are specially engineered with unique features that improve their durability and effectiveness.

Some contractors will recommend concrete piers, but these are not without their issues. First, they are blunt and wide, which makes them difficult to push deep into the ground to reach competent soil. Second, there’s nothing to guide them as they are driven into the soil, so they are often installed crooked. Third, concrete, though strong, isn’t indestructible. It can crack and crumble over time. These reasons are why only a few contractors struggle with concrete piers today.

Common foundation problems

  • Horizontal or vertical foundation cracks
  • Jamming doors & windows
  • Cracking/sinking slab floors
Push Pier

Foundation Push Pier Systems

These rugged steel push piers feature a patent-pending external sleeve that strengthens the pier at the critical tension point below the bracket. This is the best foundation repair option available when soil conditions are unknown, providing a permanent solution for your settlement issues.

Advantages Of Supportworks Push Piers:

  • Best Opportunity to Lift Home to Original Position
  • Minimal Disturbance During Installation
  • Fast, Effective Installation
  • Reaches Greater Depth Than Any Other Option
  • Life-of-Structure Manufacturer’s Warranty
Helical Pier

Foundation Helical Pier Systems

A helical pier owes its name to the helical plates welded to the pier shaft. These plates help to pull the pier into the soil during installation, and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier. Helical piers have a great deal of versatility for stabilizing and restoring foundations and masonry elements.

Advantages Of Supportworks Helical Piers:

  • Year-Round Installation
  • Fast, Effective Installation
  • Stabilize Light Structures Like Decks Or Concrete Stairs
  • Can Help Lift Settled Foundations Back To Original Level
  • Life-of-Structure Manufacturer’s Warranty
Slab pier

Slab Pier System

Slab piers are push piers designed specifically to stabilize and (in some cases) raise slabs that have settled. This type of pier is driven into the soil in the settlement area, deep enough to connect the slab to stable, load-bearing soil or bedrock. A specially designed bracket connects the top of the pier to the underside of the slab, to stabilize and/or raise the slab back to its original position.

Advantages Of Supportworks Slab Piers:

  • Can extend to great depths to contact stable soil or bedrock
  • Non-destructive repair requiring minimal excavation
  • Completely hidden after installation holes are filled
  • Can help lift a settled slab in addition to stabilizing it, in some cases
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