Push Piers

Push Piers for Stabilizing Failing Foundations

DriveTech Helical Foundation Systems push pier system

We always offer the highest-quality push pier systems.

Are you in need of an effective way to lift your home back to its proper place with minimal disruption to your property? Push piers may be the answer!

DriveTech Helical Foundation Systems push pier systems are made of steel and are driven deep into the soil beneath a foundation to solve settlement problems. Push piers can be installed inside or outside your foundation walls and are not visible once the repair is complete.

In many scenarios, push piers not only stop settlement but also lift the foundation back to its original position, closing cracks and improving window and door operation.

DriveTech Helical Foundation Systems push pier system is the permanent solution you need. Call us for a free push pier installation quote today!

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A push pier system, with a steel external sleeve that prevents bending during installation.

How foundation push pier systems work

To install a push pier system, soil is first removed to expose the foundation footing where the pier will be driven. A heavy-duty steel bracket is then installed below the footing.

Next, rugged, interlocking steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket until bedrock or stable soil is reached. The weight of the home is then transferred through the piers to this load-bearing soil.

Once this has been completed, DriveTech Helical Foundation Systems may attempt to lift the foundation, elevating the settled foundation back to its original position.

Once the homeowner and installing contractor are satisfied with the stabilization or amount of lift, the soil can be backfilled. The structure is now permanently stabilized in its new position.

DriveTech Helical Foundation Systems push pier system

As with any family of products, there are good, better and best options. When you’re talking about investing in your home’s structural stability, it’s a good idea to go with the best.

This external sleeve is designed to strengthen the push pier directly below the foundation bracket, which is the most critical location for added structural support.

This external sleeve will strengthen the push pier and prevent the kinking, buckling, and rotation that is commonly seen with other push pier systems.

When to use foundation push piers

Product features

  • Year-round installation
  • Below-grade solution — not visible after completed installation
  • Piers reach greater depths than any other repair option
  • Can lift foundation back to original position

Because push piers are driven all the way to bedrock or a stable soil layer, they are often the least risky solution when local soil conditions are unknown. If your goals are as follows, then push piers are the option for you:

  • You need the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position.
  • You’d like minimal disturbance during installation.
  • You’re looking for a fast, effective installation.
  • Restoring your property value is a priority.

However, if you’re installing foundation piers on lighter structures such as stoops or decks, a solution such as a helical pier might be more effective than a push pier. This is because the structure may not be heavy enough to drive the push piers to sufficient depth to support your structure.

Foundation Pier Application Chart
Removal &ReplacementConcreteUnderpinningConcretePiersHelicalPiersPushPiers
New Construction Of Home Or Additiongreen checkmark
Can Be Installed From Home’s Interiorgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Weekgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Lowest Risk When Local Soil Information Is Unknowngreen checkmark
Stabilize Light Structures Such As Decks Or Stoopsgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscapinggreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Solution Extends Past Troubled Soilsgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Permanently Stabilize Foundation Without Maintenancegreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Ability To Lift Home Back To Levelgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark

Are you looking for local foundation contractors in Michigan?

At  DriveTech Helical Foundation Systems, our team of in-house foundation experts has warrantied solutions for structural issues related to settling foundations of all types. If you would like a free foundation push pier installation quote, we’re ready to help you! Contact  us today to schedule an on-site consultation and written quote!