Our foundation piling service in Traverse City, MI can help stabilize your foundation and prevent future cracking and sinking.
types of foundation piles
We use many different types of foundation piles, depending on your foundation repair needs and budget. Foundation piles are driven into the soil to a certain depth and attached to your foundation. The piles and their plates help distribute the weight of your building across the foundation, which stabilizes your foundation and prevents future foundation damage.
Helical anchors are a versatile type of pile that can be screwed into the soil around a foundation and anchored to it or driven through a basement foundation to add support and structural integrity. They can be used for existing or new foundations, and they are certified to be used when the available overhead space is at least 6 feet.
Micropiles are also referred to as drilled micropiles or mini-piles. They are used to provide added support for new or existing foundations that are at risk of sinking or settling. They differ from helical anchors in that they consist of a metal casing and threaded bar, and once they are driven into the soil, they are filled with grout to add additional support and structural integrity. Micropiles can be installed anywhere there is at least 8 feet of clearance.
Driven piles are often referred to as displacement piles and are typically constructed from steel. Though, they can also be manufactured from concrete and composite materials. These piles are long, slender columns that are driven into the ground. They are used when overhead clearance isn’t an issue and the soil is relatively soft or wet. Driven piles are used for foundations, retaining walls and bridge foundations.
Auger casts are a type of foundation pile that utilizes cement and rebar to reinforce foundations. They are installed by drilling a hollow steel pole into the ground. Once the pole is in place, industrial strength cement in poured into the pole and rebar is inserted for added structural support. The resulting cement pile usually ranges in diameter from 12 inches to 18 inches. These are typically used to reinforce new foundations.
additional deep pile services
In addition to foundation pilings, we also offer earth retention, which helps stabilize soil in areas that have been excavated and Boardwalks, which are usually located over water and need helical piles in order to ensure the foundation beams remain stable.
Earth retention systems are used to support deep excavations, like those needed for strip mining or tunnel construction. These systems usually utilize foundation piles, like helical piles and anchors and temporary or permanent retaining walls that…
Boardwalks are often located along rivers and waterways and over wetlands, which means the soil is usually very soft and contains a lot of clay and/or sand. It also typically contains a lot of water, including standing and flowing water. We offer boardwalk…
benefits of foundation pile installation with dfr
Having your foundation piles installed by our expertly trained, professional foundation repair experts offers many benefits. All of our foundation repair technicians have undergone confined space, mine safety and HAZWOPER training via OSHA, and we have years of experience in dealing with all types of foundation problems, including sinking and leaning foundations, cracks and crumbling and wet basements.
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