PowerLift Advantages

Don’t be misled…about which system works best in unstable clay soils.

Powerlift foundation repairAdvantages of Powerlift Steel Piers

  • Steel Piers are driven to bedrock or load bearing strata providing long-term performance.
  • Steel Piers penetrate unstable soil zones to depths not affected by seasonal moisture changes from one season to the next.
  • Steel Piers are a proven method designed for easy installation, maximum elevation and cosmetic recovery and lifetime performance.
  • Powerlift utilizes the most advanced synchronized lifting system available to minimize stress during the lifting process and provide maximum crack closure.
  • Installation of Powerlift Steel Piers requires minimal landscape damage.

Disadvantages of Pressed Piles

  • Pressed Piles do not penetrate unstable clay soils and rarely provide a long term fix.
  • Pressed Piles move as the seasonal moisture changes, allowing foundation failure to reoccur soon after installation.
  • Pressed Pile sections are constructed of non-reinforced concrete and often break during the installation process.
  • The cable absolutely makes no significant difference for foundation support.
  • Engineers do not favor the pressed pile system. Pressed Piles simply do not work well in expansive clay soils.
  • The Cable Locking (Pressed Pile) Method has a minimal load carrying capacity.

Steel and Helical Piers are the #1 choices recommended by more engineers and repair professionals than any other methods!

Cable Locking Methods and Concrete Shoring Pads usually fail shortly after installation.

PowerLift Steel Piers are clearly the best choice; the other piers don’t even come close to load-bearing strata.

PowerLift Advantages