Helical piers, push piers, and more for settling foundations
If your home shows signs of foundation settlement of any kind, Tar Heel Basement Systems can help. We have a variety of warrantied foundation repair products that solve all types of settlement issues, including slab piers, push piers, and helical piers.
We use different piers to solve different problems, and we’ll help you identify the right solution for your home. Each of our foundation pier systems is custom-designed and installed by our team of authorized foundation contractors.
Looking to get started on foundation repairs? Call us today or click below to learn more about how we can help you with foundation pier installation. We offer free estimates in Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington and throughout the nearby areas.
Expertly designed and manufactured foundation piers
Tar Heel Basement Systems has access to the highest quality foundation products available. Our foundation piers have been engineered for minimal disturbance to your home and a fast, effective installation. Our foundation push piers are installed by one of our in-house crews of foundation experts.
Each of our foundation pier systems is available in both black steel and galvanized steel, which allows for long-term strength and corrosion resistance. All of our pier systems are installed year-round with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, as well as our own performance and installation warranty.
Common foundation problems
- Horizontal or vertical foundation cracks
- Tilting chimneys
- Jamming doors & windows
- Inward leaning at the top of the wall
- Cracking/sinking slab floors
Our foundation piers
A helical pier owes its name to the helical plates welded to the pier shaft. These plates help to pull the pier into the soil during installation, and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier. Additional sections can be added to the pier until it reaches the necessary depth. Helical piers have a great deal of versatility for stabilizing and restoring foundations and masonry elements.
Advantages of helical piers:
- Year-round installation
- Fast, effective installation
- Stabilize light structures like decks or concrete stairs
- Can help lift settled foundations back to original level
These rugged steel push piers feature a patent-pending external sleeve that strengthens the pier at the critical tension point below the bracket. Push piers are installed next to the footings and attached with a heavy duty steel bracket. Soil is backfilled around the piers once stabilization and lifting is complete to finish the installation. This is the best foundation repair option available when soil conditions are unknown, providing a permanent solution for your settlement issues.
Advantages of push piers:
- Best opportunity to lift home to original position
- Minimal disturbance during installation
- Fast, effective installation
- Reaches greater depth than any other option
Slab piers are push piers designed specifically to stabilize and (in some cases) raise slabs that have settled. This type of pier is driven into the soil in the settlement area, deep enough to connect the slab to stable, load-bearing soil or bedrock. The helical blades anchor to the soil as the pier is essentially screwed into the ground. A specially designed bracket connects the top of the pier to the underside of the slab to stabilize and/or raise the slab back to its original position. Grout is pumped in to fill the void created under the slab, and then concrete is poured over the holes created for the installation.
Advantages of slab piers:
- Can extend to great depths to contact stable soil or bedrock
- Non-destructive repair requiring minimal excavation
- Completely hidden after installation holes are filled
- In some cases can help lift a settled slab in addition to stabilizing it
Restore your foundation with quality foundation piers
If you know there’s something wrong with your foundation but aren’t sure where to start, the experts at Tar Heel Basement Systems have got you covered. We’ll quickly diagnose the problem and decide if a foundation pier system is right for you!
Call us at 888-333-1322 or contact us online to get started on your foundation repair needs. We offer free estimates on all our foundation repair products in Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington, Lenoir, Mount Airy, Statesville, Bristol, Boone, Taylorsville, Abingdon and throughout the surrounding areas.