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Steel Pier Foundation Repair

When evaluating steel pier foundation repair vs. concrete pier foundation repair, you want the highest quality materials available.

Solid Rock Foundation Repair uses the patented ECP Steel Pier™. This pier belongs to a family of patented foundation repair products that are sometimes referred to as micro piles, push piers, or resistance piers. The patented ECP Steel Pier is the standard for all piering methods in the foundation repair industry and the top choice for professional foundation repair. Schedule Your Professional, No-Cost Estimate! Download Brochure

How the Piers are Installed:

Steel Piers are driven individually and the entire structure works as the reaction. A friction reduction collar is attached to the lead section of the galvanized pier pipe. The purpose of the collar is to create an opening in the soil that has a larger diameter than the pier pipe. This dramatically reduces the skin friction on the pier pipe as it is driven into the soil and allows the installer to load test and verify that the pier encountered firm bearing stratum or rock that is suitable to support the design load. During load transfer or lift, high pressure hydraulic jacks are placed at multiple locations thus reducing the load on each resistance pier to only the design working load. These hydraulic jacks are connected to the ECP Manifold System to provide a synchronized lift or stabilization of the structure. A building with substantial construction and rigidity can develop greater pier factor safeties than lighter or weaker structures.

Steel Pier Benefits

  • Quickly installed
  • Installs in areas with limited access
  • Little or no disturbance to the site
  • Easily load tested to verify capacity
  • Can be loaded immediately after installation
  • All weather installation
  • Easy to re-adjust if needed