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Foundation Repairs


Pro-Lift Technologies Make The Difference

Pressed Pilings | Concrete Piers | Steel Pilings

 

To make your repairs, Arch Foundation Repair must re-support your foundation on columns. We will install the columns by hydraulically driving them beneath the foundation. Our columns, which are called pilings, serve two purposes. First, the pilings serve as platforms upon which we set jacks to raise the settled portions of the foundation. Second, the pilings transfer the weight of the building from the unstable surface soils to deeper, more stable layers. The process individually tests the bearing capability of the soil and piling at each location.

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Pressed Pilings

The Competition pressed pilings with no connectors or with flexible connectors.

The Competition Pressed Pilings with no connectors or with flexible connectors.

Advantages

  1. Proper depth can be reached by driving against the load of the structure being raised.
  2. Site cleanliness and speed save time and minimize damage to landscape
  3. Soil’s load bearing capacities tested by driving the piling into the soil.
  4. Pre-cured/tested concrete used to allow immediate leveling of the structure
  5. A safety factor is provided by load distribution and thixotropy


Disadvantages

  1. Alignment may be impaired by buried obstacles
  2. Because there are no connectors between pilings (or because connectors present are flexible), there can be lateral shifting or deflection of the piling during driving and after work is completed
  3. Depth can only be verified by checking contractor records (cylinder counts, initial and final length of connector, etc.)

Pro-Lift pressed pilings with rigid steel connectors.

Pro-Lift Foundation Repair System

Advantages

  1. All the advantages of other pressed pilings
  2. Custom-fitted for your home with all the advantages of the Pro-Lift System
  3. Us of rigid steel connectors help to prevent horizontal movement during and after installation
  4. The performance of Pro-Lift pilings is guaranteed for the life of your home.
  5. Warranty is backed by the Texas Foundation Warranty Trust

Disadvantages

  1. Depth can only be verified by checking contractor records (cylinder counts, initial and final length of connector, etc.)

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Concrete Piers

Pro-Lift concrete piers 8 to 20 feet deep and belled to twice the shaft diameter

Pro-Lift Foundation Repair System

Advantages

  1. Providing a permanent solution when properly designed and installed
  2. The bell at the bottom greatly increases load-bearing capacity
  3. Depth can be visually verified
  4. Alignment can be vertical or angled

Disadvantages

  1. Proper installation requires expensive soil sampling and lab work
  2. Installation requires a minimum of 10 days
  3. Can require the use of heavy equipment
  4. Can be very destructive to landscaping
  5. Extremely difficult to install inside of buildings

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Steel Pilings

The Competition single-wall steel pilings without corrosion protection

Advantages

  1. Proper depth can be reached by driving against the load of the structure being raised
  2. Speed of installation
  3. Site cleanliness and speed save time and minimize damage to landscaping
  4. Narrow diameter and smooth surface allow maximum depth to be reached Deep driving pilings often reach bedrock
  5. Depth and alignment can be measured and checked through the center of the piling
  6. A safety factor is provided by load distribution and thixotropy

Disadvantages

  1. Unsightly brackets are often visible on the side of a
    foundation after installation
  2. Single-walled pilings are not always as rigid as necessary.
    This can allow a piling to deflect
  3. Corrosion is a problem because the upper portions of the
    pilings are not protected from oxygen
  4. Supports the structure eccentrically rather than directly.
    This increases the chance that a piling will be installed crookedly
    and increases the stresses on the piling

Pro-Lift multi-wall steel pilings

AdvantagesPro-Lift Foundation Repair System

  1. All the advantages of single-walled steel pilings, plus:
  2. Double-walled pipe provides extra stiffness, ensuring a straight shaft
  3. The load of the structure bears straight down on the piling, ensuring a straight and vertical shaft
  4. Entire piling buried and out of sight
  5. Rustproof concrete top assembly
  6. Pro-Lift performance guaranteed for the life of your home
  7. Warranty is backed by the Texas Foundation Warranty Trust

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