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Old 10-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Helical piers & shallow bedrock

Are helical piers suited to foundation repair where the soil is over shallow bedrock?

A corner of our house has gradually settled over the last 10 years, causing stair step gaps/cracks in the brick/mortar outside, and cracks in the sheetrock inside. We have a quote from a reputable (BBB, Angie's List, etc.) foundation repair company to install three helical piers to lift and stabilize the concrete footing in that corner.

There is bedrock about 4 feet below the surface in that corner. So, most of the support for each pier will be provided by the bedrock, not the soil.
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not the better choice to me & i'm a big fan of ramjack's guys - use a push pier instead
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Either one would work in your situation, but helical piers are usually used where the composition of the soil is known, with push piers it doesn't make any difference.
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