When your foundation in the Marion, IN and surround areas starts showing signs of failure, the experts at PFS Basement & Foundation Repair have the solutions for you. Some of the signs that may start showing that you are in need of foundation repair are:

  • steel piers Fort WayneFoundation cracks
  • Foundation shifting
  • Floor cracks
  • Wall cracks
  • Sloping floor
  • Leaning chimney
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Leaning or bowing walls
  • Stair and stoop problems
  • Garage foundation problems
  • Doors and winds that stick

Foundation problems are typically caused by the changing soil conditions around and below your home. The soil in the Marion, IN area consists of expansive soils. This type of soil shrinks when it is dry and heaves when it is overly saturated. This constant shifting of the soil also causes your foundation to shift and sink making the foundation to become unstable.

The experts at PFS Basement & Foundation Repair uses steel push piers manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP) for foundation repair and underpinning. These ECP steel piers are the top resistance piers in the industry. They are driven deep into the soil, beyond the expansive soils, to support the structure from either the interior or exterior of the foundation.

Steel push piers provide a two-stage system of driving steel pilings to a load bearing stratum. When they reach the load bearing soil, a hydraulic manifold lifting system recovers the lost elevation and provides the stabilization of the structure.

Benefits of Steel Piers in Fort Wayne & Marion, IN

These ECP steel push piers are an end-bearing pier that does not rely upon nor require skin friction to product support. After each pier is installed, they are load tested individually using the maximum weight of the structure as the reaction force.

The four steps for installing these push piers are:

  • Excavate around the foundation
  • Mount the foundation bracket
  • Install the push piers
  • Transfer the weight of the structure

When it comes to foundation repair and basement waterproofing in the Marion, IN area, you are getting the experience and best products available when you contact PFS Basement & Foundation Repair. Our service area includes a 100 mile radius surrounding Marion, IN, including Fort Wayne, and Wabash, IN. Don't hesitate to contact the experts at PFS Basement & Foundation Repair at the first signs of foundation failure. We will inspect your home and find the best solution for your foundation repair needs.