At PierMagic, because we work outdoors, some people have assumed that we don’t work during the winter. While many foundation repair companies are hampered by freezing temperatures, we are not. That’s because we use a different system. Instead of pouring concrete for piers, which won’t set right if it’s too cold, we use the DynaPier® system.
Why the DynaPier System Is Impervious to Weather
The DynaPier® system is poured and cured at the factory, so the temperature doesn’t affect it at all. Our DynaPier® system is constructed in sections. The interlocking, DynaPier® segments are comprised of high-strength concrete that is pre-cast in a steel sleeve. The outer casing is filled with a concrete core and cured for maximum hardness. The pier segments are then hydraulically driven into the ground one at a time. After one foundation pier segment is driven, another segment is connected to the foundation pier, and the process is repeated until the foundation pier hits bedrock. The foundation pier is then topped with a steel cap, and lastly, the house is lifted and secured to the foundation pier.
We Hand Dig Each Pier
Because we hand dig our piers, some customers assume that we can’t work once the ground is frozen. Actually, there are only a handful of days per winter that it is cold enough to prevent us from doing our job. We don’t use heavy equipment so disturbance to your yard is minimal. We can install piers all winter long.
Our DynaPier® system is what sets PierMagic apart from all of the other foundation repair companies. Not only does the DynaPier® system provide superior shear strength and compressive resistance, where we place it also adds to its amazing success. The DynaPier® system is installed centrally beneath the footing rather than outside of the footing, thus transferring the structural load directly on top of the foundation pier. Because it sits below your foundation and rests on bedrock, there is nowhere for the pier to go. Its strength keeps it from bending and its placement keeps it from sheering like offset steel piers. Drilled concrete piers and concrete piling piers don’t go deep enough to reach bedrock, so they aren’t as stable. The DynaPier® system is the only foundation repair system that comes with a lifetime warranty!