Concrete Press Pile
The concrete press pile is used widely in single story homes.
Concrete press piles are concrete columns that are driven into the soil below your foundation. Movable concrete cylinders are stacked underground to allow limited soil movement while maintaining a usable support structure.
Concrete piles must be pushed deep underground to be effective. They are topped with a cap piece that supports an additional two concrete cylinders that help to distribute the weight from the house evenly to the underground support.
Concrete press piles are so common thanks to:
The simple materials and straightforward setup of concrete piles makes installation fast and simple.
There’s no need to wait for concrete to dry – cylinders are prefabricated and ready to use as soon as they are installed.
Easy installation and minimal materials means your concrete press pile will cost less across the board.
History of Effectiveness
Concrete support structures have been used in modern housing for a long time with a great record of reliability.
Drilled Bell Bottom Piers
These are most commonly used for commercial buildings.
Drilled bell bottom piers are poured piers. Poured piers are placed, drilled, and then filled with concrete to reinforce the structure of the pier.
The drill used to make space for the concrete creates a bell-shaped protrusion at the bottom of the pier to create a permanent support structure. Once concrete is poured into the drilled area, the concrete has to dry. The drying process takes time during which further construction cannot be started.
Drilled bell bottom piers are:
Once the house is lifted, drilled bell bottom piers need no contact with the home.
Have Measurable Depth
The depth of drilled piers can be easily observed and measured.