There are several methods for foundation repair available to North Texas homeowners and residents. Two of the most popular strategies for foundation repair are the use of steel and concrete pressed pilings. Though these methods are similar, there are a few significant differences between the use of steel and concrete pilings as foundation repair materials.
- Installation Method
Concrete and steel pressed pilings are installed in exactly the same way. The pilings are made from short concrete or steel columns that are stacked on top of one another and forced into the ground using a powerful hydraulic jack. The pilings eventually reach the point of refusal, a level of soil that is virtually impenetrable by the weight of the building or home. The weight of the structure keeps the pilings in place, and the pilings prevent the home from sinking further into the ground.
- Speed of Installation
Because the installation method for concrete and steel pressed pilings is the same, there is virtually no difference in installation time. Both types of pressed pilings can be installed for an average home in about one day, which means your home will be safer and more structurally sound in a matter of hours!
- Resistance to Moisture
Both concrete and steel pressed pilings are designed to withstand moisture and erosion. However, if your home experiences serious drainage problems, supplementing your foundation repair with drainage correction may be the best way to prevent further foundation damage or premature damage to the pilings. Your foundation repair specialist can help you determine whether this is the best option for your home.
To learn more about concrete and steel pressed pilings, contact Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. We specialize in concrete and steel pressed piling installation, pier and beam foundations, mudjacking, and drainage correction Visit us online or call (972) 375-9965 today.