A beautiful brick home in suburban High Point, NC, was in need of some extra stabilization and a foundation lift. The foundation had been experiencing a small amount of settling due to soil erosion and movement, so the homeowner wanted to make sure the problem did not continue. The home inspector recommended the use of helical piers to do this as well as a masonry pier installed in the crawl space.
Certified Field Inspector Sam Agnew recommended using 13 retrofit Helical Piers around the perimeter of the left side of the home and one masonry pier inside the crawl space. These helical piers are warranted for 25 years and are made of galvanized steel. This combination will make sure the foundation is strong and the staircase on the upper level is stabilized.
The piers were drilled to around 15′ to 17′ deep in order to reach the strongest level of soil. The home was then lifted 3/4″ in order to close any gaps or cracks and put the home back to its original level position. The masonry pier was installed underneath the home from the crawl space to add some extra support to an area the homeowner was concerned about. Foreman Josh Watson and his crew finished up the job by filling the dirt back in and offering to re-seed the areas that were disturbed.
Installing Contractor: Tar Heel Basement Systems
Certified Field Inspector: Sam Agnew
Foreman: Josh Watson
Products Installed: 13 Helical Piers