CENTERBEAM STEEL PIER ™
You know those old bumper-jacks they used back in the day? We refer to those as "edge jacks." Those things grabbed just enough bumper lip to get the car in the air. Would you feel safe sliding under there? Doesn't seem very stable, does it?
The good news is you don't have to. Today's jacks are placed under the frame of the car for total support. Doesn't it make sense to have that same kind of support for the foundation of your home?
Our exclusive CENTERBEAM STEEL PIER ™ does what other steel pressed pilings can't. It's installed directly under the beam to provide greater depths and more load-bearing support for your home. So you don't have to edge-jack it at an angle.
No one else in Texas offers the CENTERBEAM STEEL PIER ™. Just CenTex. It's a little more challenging and time-consuming installation, but that's okay. We've never been into shortcuts anyway.
We honor our warranties. Simply put, there is no fine print. If something you paid us to do fails, we fix it. We've been honoring this commitment for over twenty-five years.
Shrubs, plants and other vegetation are removed from work areas. Tarps and plywood are placed around your home to protect the surrounding lawn.
Access holes for the installation of piers are excavated by hand. The holes are the size of a common doormat, extending below the surface three to four feet. If concrete exists in these locations, we must break through these surfaces to create the access holes. Excavated dirt is taken to a protected area of the lawn.
The steel pilings are driven into the ground using a small, quiet hydraulic ram. The first steel piling is vertically aligned under the home's grade beam that extends around the perimeter of your home. Using the weight of the home and the grade beam as a backstop, the ram drives each additional steel piling further into the ground until refusal occurs, usually at 18 to 20 tons, or three times the given weight of your home at that pier location
Manual hydraulic jacks used to level the home will be placed upon each pier cap. The crew moves systematically, following the direction of the Field Superintendent, to create a gentle and uniform lift. The Field Superintendent monitors the reaction of the structure and the interior elevation readings throughout the leveling process.
One hydraulic jack is removed and replaced with a concrete cylinder. Any nominal space left between the pier and the exterior grade beam is secured with steel shims. The second jack is then removed and the process is repeated until all piers are secure against the exterior grade beam surrounding your home.
Previously removed dirt is returned to the access holes. Any surface concrete breakouts are filled and patched.