foundation repair

Foundation Repair Solutions

If your home’s foundation is showing signs of settling, such as cracks, sticking doors, and uneven floors, it is time to call the experts at United Structural Systems (USS). Our foundation pier specialists in Charleston have been helping homeowners find the best solution for their homes for many years. 

Types of Foundation Repair Solutions

There are many different options for foundation repair available. The professionals at USS, through years of experience, have determined that the best permanent repair solution is the use of steel push piers. It is important to examine the other methods in order to show how this foundation pier system for your Charleston home is the preferred solution.

Injections For Foundation Crack Repair

Although the process of injecting polyurethane foam or epoxy will create a waterproof seal, it does not deal with the initial cause of the foundation damage. 

Concrete Pier System

Concrete piers are cheaper than steel, but they will not give the same amount of support. The concrete piers cannot reach down past the weak, settling soils that initially caused the damage. You may be dealing with the same issues again in a short amount of time.

Helical Piers

Helical piers are similar to steel piers except they are able to be pulled into the soil utilizing a screw-like process until they reach load bearing soil, not bedrock. They are a very efficient method for supporting lighter structures and not the entire weight of your home.  

Steel Push Piers

The experts at USS have performed years of concrete lifting and repair in the Charleston area. Steel push piers are the best solution for homes in this area because they can reach bedrock below the weak soil, and can carry ten times the weight of their concrete counterparts.

Contact our USS team of foundation piers experts in Charleston for a free assessment.

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