What is a Deep Foundation System?

Another question that I have gotten in my over 15 years of working with clients with Foundation Issues is the following:

What are the different types of Foundation Repair Systems?

The answer to that is Shallow and Deep.

What is a deep system, how it  works, and the disadvantages?

The different systems are explained below:

Deep Foundation System

Push Piers – Use the weight of the structure to install the piles.  Usually in the top 10’ to 15’ of the soils.

Helical Piles – Not dependent on the weight of the house because it uses a hydraulic torque motor to drill the pile into the deeper more stable clays.  Average depth of piles in Jackson Area is around 27’ to 32’.

Drill concrete piles – Commercial grade system that drills a hole that is filled with concrete to support the foundation.  This system is used when there is a concern for lateral loads on a foundation.  Average depth of these piles is installed into the blue unweathered clays, which is around 28’ to 35’.

The advantage of a deep system is that it is a more permanent foundation repair because the piles are bearing in the more stabile soils.

The disadvantage is that they cost more because it uses more materials and more labor to install the piles.

We are the only company in the Jackson Area that has multiple system that allow us to properly fix your foundation.  If you have any questions about foundation repairs, or concerns for a foundation problem, please call us and we will be glad to assist you.