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WHAT IS A CONCRETE PILING?

For homes and light commercial buildings, A concrete piling is a concrete column that are  pushed into the ground under a foundation.

 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CONCRETE PILINGS?

Concrete pilings have several advantages:

  1. They are fast to install (concrete drilled piers take twice as long to install).
  2. Once they are installed, they can be used right away (concrete drilled piers must harden for a week before they can be used).
  3. They are cheaper than steel pilings.
  4. They have a proven record of performance.

 

IS THERE A WARRANTY?

Advanced Foundation Repair offers a transferable lifetime warranty on its concrete pilings.  There are no ifs, ands, or buts; the warranty remains valid as long as it is transferred from owner to owner.

 

HOW DO I KNOW THE WARRANTY WILL BE GOOD?

Advanced Foundation Repair belongs to the Texas Foundation Warranty Trust.  Advanced pays the Texas foundation Warranty Trust a fee for every job that is completed.  In exchange, the Trust backs each job for which a fee is paid.  With nearly one million dollars in assets, the Trust will be here for the long run.

 

HOW LONG DO CONCRETE PILINGS LAST?

It is simple, concrete pilings will last as long as your concrete foundation.

 

HOW ARE THEY INSTALLED?

The installation process is simple.

  1. In each location where a piling is going to be installed, a hole is dug next to the foundation.  Each hole is about the size of a doormat.  The holes go down 2 feet below the bottom of your foundation.
  2. Next, a concrete cylinder is placed in the bottom of a hole and under the foundation.
  3. A high power hydraulic ram is then placed on top of the cylinder.  The ram sits on the cylinder and the top of the ram touches the bottom of the foundation.
  4. The ram is activated and used to push the cylinder down into the soil.  The pressure applied to the cylinder will often exceed 50,000 pound!
  5. Once a cylinder is driven all the way into the ground, another cylinder is set on top of the first cylinder.
  6. The two steel bars are then cemented into place.
  7. The second cylinder is the pushed into the ground, driving the first cylinder before it.
  8. The process is repeated until no more cylinders can be driven.
  9. Finally, a cap is placed on the top of the column and two concrete cylinders are placed on top of the cap.
  10. When all of the cylinders are driven, hydraulic jacks are placed on the caps and are used to lift the foundation.
  11. Once the foundation is lifted, steel and concrete spacers are placed on the cap to support the foundation, and the hydraulic jacks are removed.
  12. The final step is to cover the pilings and clean up.
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WHAT IF I NEED PILINGS IN MY HOUSE?

Concrete pilings can be installed by cutting holes in your floor and then digging down beside the interior grade beams.  Of course, this is terribly messy, and can destroy expensive tile and wood floors. An alternative is to dig tunnels under your home, and install the pilings from the tunnels.  If tunnels are used to install interior pilings, you can stay in your home while the work is being done and your floors will not have holes cut in them!

 

HOW MANY PILINGS HAS ADVANCED INSTALLED?

Advanced has installed hundreds of thousands of pilings across Texas.  Pilings have been installed from Amarillo to Brownsville.

 

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Christopher Lorenzo
Christopher Lorenzo
19:36 06 Sep 17
I have had multiple good experiences with Advance Foundation Repair. They stand by their work and kept me informed at all times on the repairs. Post work service was good too. I am very satisfied with their workread more
Ruth Schuman
Ruth Schuman
19:56 05 Sep 17
Workers were very professional and hard working. They dug up around the house and put plants back to look nice. This company also has a trust to forever be able to redo warranted work.read more
Gwen Baumann
Gwen Baumann
02:30 11 Aug 17
I can't too highly recommend this company. I had work done of my foundation by another company several years ago. That work did not resolve the problem, and that company did not fix. Advanced was recommended to me by mother, who said they were the best in the business. I agree! They were polite, professional, charged reasonable prices, and did excellent work. They also have a strong guarantee that is backed by a trust. I can't imagine why you'd use any other company.read more
Linda Krizka
Linda Krizka
19:44 10 Jul 17
Advanced Foundation repair is the only way to go! The engineer, Eric was kind, helpful and informative! The crew under Haynard's watch was unbelievably considerate. The crew was in and out of our house for 5 days. Everyone of them were happy even in the 90 degree weather. They work hard and were very polite. If you saw my house now you would never even know they were here. They cleaned up every night and on the last day it looked like new! Very thankful to have been able to work with them.read more
Michael Francis
Michael Francis
00:48 29 Apr 17
Advanced recently performed our foundation repair and did a fantastic job! The job took four days and throughout the process, the workers were on time each day, were kind and courteous. They left our house clean each day and took great care in making my wife and newborn comfortable during the repair. They came back out to make adjustments, as was expected, and I am more than pleased with the results. Thanks to Juan Martinez, Miguel Mata and Ernesto Alvarato for doing everything I requested. I highly recommend Advanced Foundation Repair, they know what they are doing.read more
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