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