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Pier Systems For Structural Issues In Nashville

If you have been looking for the best foundation repair company in Nashville, you’ve come to the right place. Here at USS, we’re proud to offer lasting solutions for all kinds of foundation issues, and we’ll go the extra mile to take good care of you and your property.

Our company has nearly 30 years in the industry, and we’ve learned all about the various methods and products used to lift, level, and stabilize foundations. 

USS is committed to only using the absolute best support systems in our work. Foundation pier systems can deliver fast, effective results and give you the security that you deserve.

What are Piers?

Piers are long steel shafts that are drilled deep into the soil surrounding your property. These are designed to reach the competent, load-bearing soils underneath and distribute the weight of your structure across several points. 

How Do Piers Work?

These piers are attached to your home or commercial building via metal brackets. Foundation piers are used in a wide range of construction applications, both for new buildings and to reinforce existing buildings. Foundation piers can be used to repair stairs and porches too! 

Types of Piers We Work With

Here at USS, our Nashville pier systems installation team works with two main types of piers

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  • Helical piers: metal rods with helical plates on one end that are rotated into the soil (like screws)
  • Push piers: smooth, straight metal rods that are pushed directly into the soil (like nails).

Depending on the condition of your structure and your soil, we can recommend the best foundation pier system for you. You can rely on USS for a thorough foundation assessment and an honest estimate of foundation pier installation for your Nashville property. With our help, you can protect yourself from future foundation settlement problems.

Ready to learn more about how pier systems can solve your foundation issues for good? Call (615) 307-9510 or contact us online and request your free estimate to get started!

When are Helical Piers Needed?

Helical piers are needed in various construction scenarios where traditional foundation methods may not be suitable or cost-effective. 

Here are some situations in which helical piers are commonly used:

  • Poor Soil Conditions: Helical piers are ideal in areas with poor soil conditions, such as expansive clay or loose, unconsolidated soil. They provide stability by reaching more stable soil or bedrock layers.
  • High Water Tables: In areas with high water tables, traditional foundations may experience issues like settling. Helical piers can be used to anchor structures above the water table, preventing water-induced foundation problems.
  • Expansive Soils: Expansive soils that shrink and swell with changes in moisture content can lead to foundation movement. Helical piers provide a deep foundation solution that minimizes the impact of soil expansion and contraction.
  • Limited Access or Space: In situations where access is limited or space is restricted, helical piers offer a compact and efficient foundation solution. They can be installed with relatively small equipment, making them suitable for tight spaces.
  • Quick Foundation Solutions: Helical piers can be installed quickly compared to some traditional foundation methods. This is particularly beneficial in projects where time constraints are a consideration.
  • Foundation Repair and Retrofitting: Helical piers are often used for repairing or retrofitting existing foundations that have experienced settlement or instability over time. They can provide additional support to counteract foundation movement.
  • Soft or Compressible Soil: Soft or compressible soil may not provide adequate support for conventional foundations. Helical piers can be used to transfer loads to deeper, more stable soil layers.
  • Temporary Structures: Helical piers are suitable for supporting temporary structures such as construction trailers, communication towers, or event platforms. They provide a stable foundation that can be removed or repositioned after use.
  • Slope Stability: In areas with sloping terrain, helical piers can be used to stabilize structures by providing deep foundation support and resisting the forces of gravity and soil movement.
  • Seismic Areas: In seismic regions, helical piers can be designed to withstand lateral forces and provide stability during earthquakes. They offer a resilient foundation solution in areas prone to seismic activity.

It's important to note that the decision to use helical piers should be based on a thorough site evaluation by qualified engineers. The specific soil conditions, load requirements, and project goals will influence whether helical piers are the most appropriate foundation solution for a given construction project. 

Consulting with a specialist is recommended to determine the best approach based on the unique characteristics of the site.

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    At no additional charge, we offer transferable lifetime warranties on our foundation repair and waterproofing services.
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  • 25+ Years and Counting
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