Steel Piers & Micro Piles

Micro Piles & Steel Piers

foundation repairs AlabamaSteel push piers are one of the best choices for homes that need to be lifted during foundation repair projects. In most cases, these push piers are driven to rock or load bearing soils and then used to lift the home back to its original state. The function of steel piers is the support and stabilization of your home’s load bearing walls as a permanent solution. Nichols / Grout Tech can help you determine if steel piers are the right solution for your foundation repair needs. We are your foundation repair specialists in the Birmingham, AL area.

Leaving foundation problems unattended is never a good idea. There are several structural issues, both interior and exterior that indicate a foundation problem. The most common of these issues include:

  • Exterior brick cracks
  • Sticking windows and doors
  • Leaning and bowing walls
  • Interior wall cracks
  • Settling and sinking foundations

If you notice any of these contact Nichols / Grout Tech immediately. Our expertly trained specialists will assess your situation and assign the right solution for you. Don’t let your foundation problems become more expensive or cause any more damage.

Steel Pier Repairs in Alabama

If your home needs foundation repair in Birmingham, AL or the surrounding area, contact a foundation repair contractor and a foundation engineer to identify the type, location and capacities of the steel piers needed for your home. Steel push piers are driven hydraulically into the soil using the structural weight of the building as a reaction force.

Nichols / Grout Tech offers two basic engineered designs of steel push piers. The concentric pier, which installs directly below the footing or load, and the eccentric pier, which installs to the side of the intended load. Due to a large amount of engineering and field trials, both systems work equally well to support a foundation load. It is generally the application that distinguishes the model of steel pier used for a specific repair situation. Leave it to the experts at Nichols / Grout Tech to find the right solution for you. Contact us today to see if steel piers are the right solution for your sinking or settling foundation. You won’t find a foundation company in Alabama that cares more about your home or business.

Steel Piers in Alabama

UNDERPINNING OF A RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE
The footings were more than 45 years old. They were crumbling and breaking apart when excavating the soils next to them. Due to excessive groundwater on the lot, it was determined to not build new concrete footings. Instead, 1″ steel plates spanning the distances between the ECP Steel Piers™ were utilized to support the entire footing within the areas of repair.

Micro Piles in Alabama

INTERIOR UNDERPINNING OF A MUNICIPAL STRUCTURE
Excessive concrete located within the footing and grade beam placements had to be removed prior to underpinning with steel piers.