of Bedrock or Bearing Material
A geotechnical inspection is generally performed prior to commencement
of construction which usually determines the depth to bedrock or bearing
material. The installation of each pier is closely monitored and documented
to assure the pipe piles are embedded to a depth determined to be bedrock
or bearing material. Additionally, the piers are always driven to a
minimum resistance of 3,000 psi. (24,000 lbs. of force).
is Horizon Better?
Horizon uses a time-tested system which has been in use for over 30
years. Most other systems simply reinforce the foundation by using a
concrete spacer between the earth at a slightly lower level. Concrete
can shift and settle again. Steel piers securely support the house or
building to bedrock or equal load bearing strata ... assuring that there
will be no further vertical settlement of the foundation in the area
where steel piers are installed. The system is recommended by many of
the top professional geotechnical and structural engineers to permanently
stabilize and re-level structures that have undergone distress caused
by excessive foundation settlement.
Lengthy Construction Schedule
Construction time varies with the amount of distress usually ranging
from 4 days to 3 weeks, much shorter than comparable alternative techniques.
A significant advantage of the system is the minimal disruption to the
project site. Large-scale excavation or demolition is not required and
most established landscaping goes undisturbed. The high-pressure hydraulic
equipment operates quickly and quietly so that neighboring properties
experience little disturbance, if any. Lastly, the procedure is non-invasive,
in most cases the occupants are not required to vacate the premises
when work is in progress.
Our system is consistently lower in cost than other reputable and commonly
used methods of stabilization and re-leveling due to the fact that steel
piers do not require extensive excavation, costly labor or unnecessary
delays to complete cosmetic repairs.
Horizon has blended knowledge, experience and technology to form a winning
team committed to helping people with what is typically the most valuable
investment of their lives; their house. Let Horizon help you put your
house back in order.