The existing home was settling and the contractor opted to replace the foundation completely. This new foundation was also settling due to soft ground and a high water table.
Digging down to the footing of the foundation proved to be difficult. Water immediately filled the holes, and so a pump system was used to pump out the water in order for Erickson Foundation Supportworks crews to install brackets for push piers under the footings.
View of one of the 20 piers which were installed.
Piers are put in on both sides of corners in order to prevent cracking during lifting or stabilization.
View of push pier surrounded by the mud and high water.
Another look at a push pier in one of the corners.
Push piers on a newly poured foundation. There was an extremely high water table, and the home was lifted and moved as it was facing extreme settling issues. A new foundation was poured and immediately showed signs of sinking, and so push piers were installed under the footings to permanently stabilize the foundation.