Our push pier systems are designed by expert geotechnical and structural engineers and installed by an exclusive network of approved contractors.

Service at a Glance

Push piers are factory-manufactured steel, deep foundation solutions designed to stabilize existing structures against further settlement and/or provide support for additional loading conditions. The system utilizes a retrofit bracket and high-strength round steel tube sections to transfer the structural load to deep, competent bearing material.

Advantages of Lifting

  • End bearing element does not rely on skin friction for capacity

  • Low mobilization costs

  • High tip pressures penetrate problem soils

  • Drive and lock-off forces easily determined with hydraulic equipment

  • Portable equipment allows for limited-access installations

  • Piers are individually load-tested during the installation process

How Does Push Pier Work?

The bracket is secured against and below the existing footing (sideload bracket), directly underneath the footing (concentric bracket), to the side of the footing or foundation wall (flush-mount bracket), or below concrete slabs (slab bracket). Tube sections are hydraulically driven through the drive stand and bracket and into the soil below using the combined structural weight and any contributory soil load as the reaction.

Various sizes economically support a range of loading conditions:

2.375″ to 4.0″
Round tube section diameters

17.0 to 48.7 kips (FOS = 2.0)
Allowable mechanical capacities