Foundation Repair in IN, including Fort Wayne, South Bend & Gary.
Foundation Repair

Foundation Push Pier Installation

diagram of foundation push piers installed on a home

Push piers connect the house to stable, load-bearing soil or bedrock.

Soil with poor load-bearing capacity can give way under the weight of a house. To solve settlement problems, steel push piers are "pushed", or driven, until they reach more stable soil.

A steel bracket connects each pier to the foundation to prevent foundation settlement. Brackets are often used along with hydraulic jacks to lift the structure back to original position.

At Foundation Supportworks, Inc., we recommend foundation push piers to stabilize foundations that are settling or sinking and showing symptoms such as cracked foundation walls, tilting chimneys, and jamming doors and windows.

What Are Push Piers?

Push piers are made with heavy duty steel and are connected to your foundation by a steel foundation bracket.

The piers are driven deep below your home in sections until the piers reach strong supporting soils. Steel brackets connect piers to the foundation, effectively transferring the weight of the structure to the deeper load-bearing soil.

Advantages Of Our System

push pier installation quote in Hobart

We can stabilize your foundation -- and potentially lift it back to its original position! Call us for a free push pier installation quote!

We serve Fort Wayne, South Bend, Gary, and many nearby areas in Indiana.

Installing Our Foundation Push Pier System

The Supportworks' Push Pier System permanently stabilizes foundations that are damaged by settlement. We provide free quotes for all foundation repairs. We can customize a system that is ideal for your foundation and soil conditions.

Our warrantied solution can be installed on your foundation in four simple steps:

Preparing the foundation footing for a home foundation repair in Warsaw

Preparing The Foundation Footing

For an outside installation, the soil around your foundation must be excavated so that the footing is exposed. For an inside installation, a section of your slab floor will need to be removed to expose the footing. The slab will be restored after the installation.

A section of the footing will be prepared for each foundation pier so that the pier is supporting the wall directly, and not simply lifting the section of the footing that extends beyond the walls. This makes for the strongest installation.


Securing a foundation footing bracket for a foundation repair system in Merrillville.

Securing The Foundation Bracket

A steel bracket is secured to the foundation footing at each pier location.

With push piers, the foundation bracket is installed before the piers are driven into the earth. This allows the push pier to take advantage of your home's structure, stabilizing the pier as it is advanced deep below your foundation to competent soils.

Each of our pier systems includes a 25-year warranty against manufacturer's defects, as well as our own in-house performance warranty.


Driving foundation piers into the floor in Portage.

Installing Steel Piers

The hollow steel piers are installed in sections, or extensions, that are connected to each other. One at a time, each extension is driven down through the bracket until strong supporting soils or bedrock are reached.

These steel piers are the strongest component of our foundation pier system, and are responsible for transferring the weight of your structure to competent load-bearing soil.

Our foundation piers are available with a galvanized steel design. These piers are corrosion-resistant, for long-lasting durability.


Using foundation push piers to lift a foundation during a repair in La Porte.

Stabilizing And Restoring The Foundation

Once all foundation piers have been installed, the settlement of your foundation will be permanently halted.

At this time, our foundation contractors will determine if the foundation should remain at its stabilized location or be lifted back to its original position. Following this final stabilization, slabs are repaired and soil is replaced to totally hide the repair.

diagram of a foundation push pier bracket

The Supportworks push pier system is engineered to handle the heaviest structural loads. As the weight bears down on the foundation bracket, the bracket exerts great pressure on the pier directly beneath the bracket.

This is the most critical point of stress on a foundation push pier system, where extra strength in the pier helps the most. Our push pier system includes a steel sleeve that extends from the bottom of the bracket, reinforcing the pier at this critical point.

Why Our Push Piers Are The Best

The Supportworks Push Pier System that we use here at Foundation Supportworks, Inc. features a patent-pending external sleeve which strengthens the pier system directly below the bracket, which is the most critical location.

The external sleeve strengthens piers during installation as well, which prevents the kinking, buckling, and rotating that is commonly seen during the installation of other push pier systems.

A Word of Warning:

Beware of contractors who tout the strength and capacity of their system's bracket. The bracket is only one piece of the puzzle!

Because push piers are installed adjacent to a foundation footing and not directly underneath, the weight instead bears directly down on the bracket, and the pressure is then transferred to the pier itself. Engineers call this effect eccentricity.

Because of this eccentricity, all pier systems see the greatest level of bending stress directly below the bottom of the bracket.

Installing a steel sleeve on the pier directly below the bracket is a cost-effective way to effectively strengthen your entire pier system.

Push Pier Installers In Indiana

As a Supportworks contractor, we offer professional installations of push pier systems for structures that are experiencing damage from settlement or sinking.

We provide free, written push pier installation quotes. If you would like to schedule your free on-site inspection, professional consultation, and written system design, call or e-mail us today!

Our service area includes Gary, South Bend, Fort Wayne, and nearby areas such as Mishawaka, Valparaiso, Elkhart, Crown Point, Michigan City, La Porte, Goshen.

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Serving IN including the Greater Fort Wayne area
Our Indiana Service Area
Cities in Allen County, IN
Fort Wayne
Grabill
Harlan
Hoagland
Huntertown
Leo
Monroeville
New Haven
Spencerville
Woodburn
Yoder

Cities in De Kalb County, IN
Ashley
Auburn
Butler
Corunna
Garrett
Saint Joe
Waterloo

Cities in Elkhart County, IN
Bristol
Elkhart
Goshen
Middlebury
Millersburg
Nappanee
New Paris
Wakarusa

Cities in Fulton County, IN
Akron
Kewanna
Rochester

Cities in Huntington County, IN
Huntington
Roanoke

Cities in Jasper County, IN
Demotte
Fair Oaks
Rensselaer
Wheatfield

Cities in Kosciusko County, IN
Burket
Claypool
Etna Green
Leesburg
Mentone
Milford
North Webster
Pierceton
Silver Lake
Syracuse
Warsaw
Winona Lake

Cities in La Porte County, IN
Hanna
La Crosse
La Porte
Michigan City
Mill Creek
Rolling Prairie
Union Mills
Wanatah
Westville

Cities in Lagrange County, IN
Howe
Lagrange
Shipshewana
Topeka
Wolcottville

Cities in Lake County, IN
Cedar Lake
Crown Point
Gary
Griffith
Hammond
Highland
Hobart
Lake Station
Lowell
Merrillville
Munster
Saint John
Schererville

Cities in Marshall County, IN
Argos
Bourbon
Bremen
Culver
Plymouth
Tippecanoe

Cities in Miami County, IN
Macy

Cities in Newton County, IN
Brook
Lake Village
Morocco

Cities in Noble County, IN
Albion
Avilla
Cromwell
Kendallville
Kimmell
Laotto
Ligonier
Rome City
Wawaka

Cities in Porter County, IN
Chesterton
Hebron
Kouts
Portage
Valparaiso

Cities in Pulaski County, IN
Francesville
Medaryville
Monterey
Star City
Winamac

Cities in St Joseph County, IN
Granger
Lakeville
Mishawaka
New Carlisle
North Liberty
Notre Dame
Osceola
South Bend
Walkerton

Cities in Starke County, IN
Grovertown
Hamlet
Knox
North Judson
San Pierre

Cities in Steuben County, IN
Angola
Fremont
Hamilton
Hudson
Orland
Pleasant Lake

Cities in Wabash County, IN
North Manchester
Roann
Urbana

Cities in Wells County, IN
Markle
Ossian

Cities in Whitley County, IN
Churubusco
Columbia City
Larwill
South Whitley

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