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A 2 7/8" to 3 1/2" well casing is pressed into the ground to a resistance of 5000psi. The pier is then topped with a special bracket which attaches to the beam of the foundation. The structure is then lifted using this bracket.
Pro’s: Steel piers are favored over drilled piers because of their lifting ability. They are pressed into the substrata to a resistance which provides usable support for the structure.
Con’s: Steel piers deteriorate quickly in the high alkalinity Texas soil. These piers are typically pressed to 5000psi, which is really not enough for a single story brick home. Our Dual-Piers are pressed to 6000psi minimum. Steel Piers are more expensive and they will rust and corrode over time, leaving the house with no further support.