How do you know the number of piers to use on a foundation repair project?
Spacing is often determined by the weight of the structure or the weight of the soil pressure along the foundation. Other considerations, will be the construction of the foundation (i.e. poured or block foundation). The quantity of piers is determined by the linear footage of the effected area.
Other factors to consider when designing a foundation pier system, is the load the building can handle and the soil condition in the area.
Because every design is different, an important step in your foundation repair can be to have a structural engineer assess your structure, and what needs to be installed to repair the foundation. RaiseRite works with many different engineers on designing specific pier systems to accommodate your specific foundation repair project. This is typically required for commercial projects, but can also be helpful for residential projects.