Dura Pier Foundation Repair, your local foundation repair expert, offers solutions that can curb potential foundation problems. One of these is our Dura Lock piling system. This article details how this system works.
About Our Dura Lock Pilings
Soil is in constant movement due to weather changes like heavy rainfall after a long period of drought. This can take a toll on the home’s existing foundation systems. To strengthen the home, a foundation repair solution should account for resistance to soil movement. This is where our Dura Lock pressed pile system is utilized.
The foundation repair procedure goes like this. First, the soil on the edge of the foundation is dug up. A pre-made concrete cylinder, 6 inches in diameter and 12 inches in length, is then set underneath the grade beam. A hydraulic jack is placed on top of it. The weight of the house itself will drive the cylinder down to the ground.
The process is repeated for the remaining cylinders until the weight of the structure atop them, via the hydraulic jack, can no longer push them down further. At this point, the pile of cylinders has reached what is called the depth of refusal. The home is now supported by these reinforcements.
The Secret for the System’s Strength
Each concrete cylinder is properly aligned to ensure that the pile resists the swelling and the shrinking of the soil. This is largely thanks to the five-eighth-inch corrosion-resistant bolt inserted to the cylinder one at a time. This component is tightened and tensioned to each preceding cylinder.
With the Dura Lock piling system, you can be sure that they last longer. Unlike other systems on the market, ours do not require readjustments. Also, our system is guaranteed to resist future slab settlement due to moisture fluctuations in the soil.
For your peace of mind, trust Dura Pier Foundation Repair for your needs. Our certified specialists will tailor the right solution for your home based on your area’s soil composition. Call us at (713) 721-8888 to learn more about our other services, including pier and beam foundation repair. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection. We serve residents of Houston and Sugar Land, TX.