Foundation Repair Photo Album: Push Piers Save Foundation in Brooklyn, NY
This foundation in Brooklyn, NY had staircase cracks in bottom, middle and top of the apartment building. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to talk to a Specialist about the proper solution for this type of foundation problem. System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero did a full inspection and explained that the cracks were due to the home shifting from the soil. Jeff recommended Push Piers to provide a permanent solution for the homeowner.
Esau Aquino and his crew installed Push Piers on the sides of the foundation to prevent further movement and provide stability. This is the best repair option for a settling foundation when the soil condition underneath is unknown. Push Piers provide the home the opportunity to lift the foundation back to its original state.
Quality 1st Basement Systems provided a solution for the homeowner to feel safe in their home again. By securing the foundation, the homeowner no longer has to worry about the dangerous of living inside the home. They even recommended Quality 1st Basement Systems to their neighbors who has similar cracks in their foundation as well.
Cracks Formed Near Doors and Windows
When the soil can no longer support the weight of the home, the foundation begins to shift and settle causing the cracks.
Cracks Cause New Cracks
Over time when cracks are ignored, they start to grow causing new cracks to form.
Foundation Cracks in Brooklyn, NY
The foundation of this home had moved so much that staircase cracks formed at the top corner of the building.
Prep for Push Piers
Quality 1st crew prepped the ground for the Push Piers to provide support preventing future movement.
Push Piers Installed
Push Piers are installed next to the footings and attached with a heavy duty steel bracket.
Soil is back filled around the piers once stabilization and lifting is complete. New concrete is then placed over top the installation to give it a clean look.