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Pile-Guard Piers

RSR uses an advanced system consists of pre-cast concrete piles, aligned and held together in a high-density plastic sleeve, that are driven into the ground until absolute refusal. The pressure on each piling is enough to support up to five times the weight of the structure. Where traditional systems might stop at a pre-determined depth of 12 feet, our method allows us to go into the ground as needed to do the job right.

The system is tested and approved by engineers. And has been re-approved by the thousands of satisfied homeowners whose foundations were corrected by this method.

What are Concrete Pressed Piers?

Concrete Pressed Piers have been used throughout history and are an effective tool for structural support. Pressed Piers are most commonly used for foundation repair because of their advantages over other methods. Other methods used are drilled piers, poured footings and mud jacking to name a few. Advantages of the Pressed Pier include shorter installation periods and deeper pier depth. Pressed Pier installation is less abrasive to your landscape than drilled piers and poured footings. These latter systems require excavation and lengthy drying times. By using these methods, you can expect to have exposed holes around your foundation for up to two weeks. During these weeks, your landscape is uprooted and at risk. Typically, Pressed Pier installations are completed in one to two days depending on the plan of repair. Rock Structure Repair, LLC provides extra care to place all dirt on tarps to protect your grass. Plants will be back in the ground usually within 24 to 48 hours. We cannot guarantee your plants will live, but the sooner they are replanted the better chance they have. Typical slab foundation tolerances are (1″) one inch over (20′) twenty linear feet. Measurement above or below the tolerances signifies foundation failure. During the inspection of your foundation, measurements should be taken to compare to this industry standard. If interior elevations have settled out of tolerance, interior piers may be needed as well as exterior. Exterior piers should never be lifted any higher than the lowest interior elevation adjacent to that lift. If this happens, you could see and feel an upward deflection along your exterior wall. Post-lift elevations are taken to ensure the lift is within your foundation’s tolerances. Unlike mud jacking sometimes used for interior lifts, Pressed Piers are guaranteed to drive through the collapsed soils and give solid structural support. Pressed Piers are driven to reach load-bearing refusal. This means that the pier is driven through the existing problematic soils around and under the slab until the frictional buildup is so great that the structure is lifted and supported. Typical drilled piers are only 12-15 feet in depth and poured footers even less. This depth could be too shallow for the existing soils around and under the foundation. The way to ensure the Transferable Lifetime Warranty is to drive piers past the active zone of movement in your soil. Pressed Concrete are designed to do just that. Pressed Piers are the long-term solution for slab foundation structural repair. Rock Structure Repair today for your FREE Inspection

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The result is a foundation that far exceeds the home’s original structural integrity, making your foundation better than new.

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Regardless of why you’re experiencing a foundation problem in your home, Rock Structure Repair conducts a thorough inspection of your home and we’ll let you know exactly what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation and restore value to your greatest investment.

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UNSTABLE SOILS Many clay-rich soils can be defined as elastic in nature. In other words, they expand and contract with moisture content. As soils become saturated with water, the clay expands and loses strength. This condition allows the foundation to sink much the same as you would standing in wet mud. Conversely, clay soils contract when moisture is taken away. Unfortunately the soils do not always loose moisture evenly, which allows one area to contract faster than another. The soils contract, the foundation loses needed support and therefore settles.

POOR DRAINAGE Improper drainage can cause soil instability by creating localized areas of saturated soils, which softens the soils and allows the foundation to settle. Poor drainage can be due to the localized topography of the area, French drains that have become clogged with roots and soil, gutter down spouts, etc.

POOR COMPACTION Many homes are built on back-filled soils, which is a common and accepted building practice. However, care must be taken to properly compact the back fill before construction of the foundation. Improperly compacted back fill will slowly consolidate, sometimes over a period of years, which will allow foundation settlement.

PLUMBING LEAKS Another potential reason for your foundation problem may be due plumbing leaks that allow water to saturate or erode the soil under or around your home. The water created from this problem is constant and will only continue to deteriorate the soil conditions around your home's foundation.

TREE ROOTS Many varieties of trees and large shrubs consume vast quantities of water. For example, some experts report that one large pine tree can remove as much as 30 gallons of water from the soil daily. If trees and large shrubs are located in close proximity to the foundation, excessive moisture loss can result. This will allow the soil to contract and the foundation to settle. Root Barriers are an effective way to stop the roots from growing under a foundation.

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