House Stabilize/Lift

case study 1

  • Back right corner of a house in Wyoming settled over a ten year period
  • Customer had a soil boring done and they determined that house was built on poor soil.
  • Solid soil was determined to be 30 plus feet down.
  • Innovative Pier Solutions installed 5 Helical Piers with tru-lift brackets to go under the existing footing to support the wall down to solid soil.
  • Able to raise house a little and stabilize house from future settling issues.
  • After finished we reinstalled drainage tile and graded site to previous condition

case study 2

  • Solarium in Spring Lake determined to be settling
  • Installed 5 Helical Piers down to a depth of 20 – 25 ft to achieve desired torque to support the structure from future settling problems.
  • During the process we had to work around trees and existing structures/ wires in very tight conditions to finish the job.
  • We then backfilled and regraded area to original.

case study 3

  • Back Corner of house was sinking
  • House was on auction, but everyone was scared off due to the fact that the house was settling
  • Customer contacted Foundation Solutions who contacted us to help with the lift process.
  • The house was being gutted for a total rehab so they jacked up and supported the house.
  • We installed 7  each 8″ x 10″ Helical Piers to a depth of 21′ to 35′ to achieved desired torque for stabilization and lifting.
  • We added Tru Lift brackets to our Helical Piers and raised the house 1 1/2″ to 2″ so that the rear corner is now level and stable.

case study 4

  • Homeowner had an old wall that was settling and cracked. He did not want to replace the wall due to costs so he contacted us to solve his problem.
  • We decided to install 5 Helical Piers to stabilize existing structure that was settling.
  • We dug down to the bottom of the existing wall which was 2′ below grade with no footing.
  • Innovative Piers installed 5 Helical Piers at an average depth of 20 ft. to achieve the required torque to stabilize and lift the structure about 2″.
  • We then backfilled to the desired grade.
  • Call Innovative Pier Solutions if you are having Foundation Settling problems.
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case study 5

  • Customer’s pole barn was settling on the South and South West corners.
  • After a site visit, it was determined that Helical Piers with Tru lift Brackets were needed to stabilize and lift the affected areas.
  • Innovative Piers dug out the area and ran into saturated black dirt and tree roots. The soil underneath that area was not stable enough to support the structure.
  • We installed 4 Helical Piers at an average depth of 25 ft. to achieve the required torque for stabilization.
  • Then, we installed Tru lIft Brackets on the Piers to raise the pole barn and stabilize the structure.
  • Innovative Piers then backfilled the area and leveled it off to the previous grade.
  • Once again,  Innovative Piers was able to stop an existing structure from settling and make a customer happy knowing that his pole barn was structurally sound.

case study 6

  • Innovative Piers was contacted for this house on Spring Lake that was settling on the back Right side and Rear.
  • We Accessed the Issue and decided to add 5 Helical Piers to the area that was affected.
  • We determined that 5 Helical Piers should be installed to an ultimate capacity of 50 kips to stabilize that area of the house.
  • The area we were working in was very tight and tough to access.
  • The customer removed a small tree and we removed the existing steps and deck to access the area.
  • We installed 5 Helical Piers with Tru Lift Brackets that were placed under the Footing to stabilize against further sinking.
  • As shown in the photos, we returned the site to the original grade.
  • Contact Innovative Piers for your next settling Foundation even in tight sites.

case study 7

  • Innovative Piers was contacted by a customer with concerns about his house settling.
  • We did a site visit and determined that Tru – Lift piers would be needed to possibly lift and stabilize the existing house.
  • We laid out the pier for installs 2 ft. off the corners and then placed them about 6 ft. apart.
  • The piers were driven down aprox 20 ft. to a torque rating of around 3,500 – 4,000 to support the house.
  • 7 Piers with 8″ X 10″ Helix leads were installed to achieve the desired torque.
  • Innovative Piers excavated, drove piers and attached our tru-lift brackets all within 7 hours of arriving on site.
  • We then backfilled and regraded the site leaving it ready to be seeded and the sidewalk to be replaced.
  • Contact Innovative Pier Solutions if you are having Foundation Settling Issues.

case study 8

  • Builder had a customer who bought a house where the side sunroom was settling:
  • Builder contacted Innovative Pier Solutions for advise
  • We visited the site and determined that Helical Piers with lift brackets would be a good solution
  • We dug up the exterior down to the frost wall
  • Innovative Pier Solutions installed Helical Piers around the sunroom to a targeted torque
  • We then used our Tru Lift Brackets to raise and stabilize the structure
  • After install we then backfill and grade to original leaving a clean jobsite
  • Total time on jobsite was 6 hours.
  • Contact Innovative Pier Solutions for your house settling problems.

case study 9

  • Customer Has a house on a lake up North that has some issues. He also wanted to put an addition off the back of the house which required a frost wall up against the existing house. In order to add the addition he had to support the existing foundation which was set on Concrete Pillars that were settling.
  • Innovative Pier Solutions accessed the situation and determined that The Tru Lift Brackets should be installed under the existing Pillars.
  • We installed Piers under each column and leveled off the area that was settling.
  • The Piers were installed to 60 kips in order to support the existing structure.
  • We also installed 2 Piers where the new construction would connect to the existing house for additional support.
  • The Piers were installed to a depth of 18 to 21 ft. to achieve required torque.
  • We were dealing with the water table while drilling the piers which made installing a challenge, but certainly did not affect the quality of the piers due to drilling down to a depth that would support the structure.
  • The customer can rest assured that his house is stabilized against any further settling.
  • Contact Innovative Pier Solutions for your next challenging project.

case study 10

  • Customer was in the process of renovating a house when they noticed that the main fireplace in the Great Room was settling.
  • Innovative Piers did a site visit to determine how many piers were needed and what the access to the site would be like.
  • We decided on two piers to support the fireplace from any future settling.
  • We installed two piers and were able to get a lift of about an 1- 1/2″. Our goal is always to lift, but we guarantee that we will Stabilize the structure from any future settling.
  • We always try to return the site back to original as you can see from the pictures.
  • Contact Innovative Pier Solutions if you see your Foundation settling.

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