- The process is begun by digging a 3′ x 3′ hole to access the bottom of the footing/beam. This may be achieved from inside or outside of the structure. 28 inches of working room below the footing/beam is required.
- The segments are carried to the pier location in order to start the installation process.
- The DynaPier system requires minimum clearance due to the fact that no heavy equipment is needed.
- The segments are installed using a hydraulic pump.
- The patented segments interlock to each other. Due to the patented process, the concentric load is transferred from concrete to concrete.
- The segments are driven into the ground one at a time. The process is repeated until bedrock or load bearing strata is reached. Since the segments are driven directly under the footing, the foundation is not jeopardized or damaged by bolting in to or cutting the footing.
- The lifting platform is temporarily attached to the pier in order to start the lifting process.
- The jacks are set on the platform and the lifting process begins. A manifold lifting system may also be used.
- After the house has been lifted, the Pier cap and shims are installed into place. The shims are contained within the pier cap to prevent any future shifting.
- The finished pier is installed and the foundation is fixed.
Our interlocking, patented DynaPier® segments are comprised of high-strength concrete that is pre-cast in a powder coated steel sleeve which resists corrosion, while providing superior shear strength and compressive resistance as proven by independent testing labs. The outer casing is filled with a concrete core, and cured for maximum hardness. The DynaPier® segments are hydraulically driven into the ground one at a time. After one DynaPier® segment is driven, another segment is connected to the foundation pier, and the process is repeated until the foundation pier hits bedrock or a dense strata of subsurface material. The foundation pier is then topped with a steel cap, and finally, the house is lifted and secured to the foundation pier. Learn more about the foundation pier installation process.
The pier is installed centrally and directly beneath the Load/Footing and Foundation
There are no loose shimmed components that can allow for slippage
ALL parts including the pier segments, shims and pier cap are connected to form a monolithic unit.
The result is a foundation that far exceeds the home’s original structural integrity, making your foundation better than new.