Foundation Repair using Steel Piers.

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Foundation Repair using Steel Piers.

New to the site, hope I can help solve problems as much as I will be asking questions. Our current house foundation is sinking and want to install the push steel pier system. Would anyone know where I can rent the hydraulic tools for pushing the piers into the ground. Also would like to know where I can purchase all the materials needed. Thanks.
 
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If there ever was a job that is not DIY that's probably it. I'm pretty handy and have done a lot but would not consider that, ram jacking or other similar foundation repairs. That is one thing where I think the money spent on a professional is money very well spent.
 
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Old 04-07-13, 10:32 AM
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As PD said....that is really one of the NO WAY DIY projects. It's one thing to jack up one wall for repairs because of improperly poured supports, but this sounds much more serious.

I imagine the tools for that system would be in the many thousands? And what about the training? I doubt it would come with a manual....if you can even buy the materials needed without a certification or license.
 

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I've worked with several different proprietary foundation jacking systems in the last 12 years. Without exception, all manufacturers of same are very adamant about having only their own people install their systems. It takes intense training programs to bring technicians up to speed. The reasons for not wanting laymen doing it are obvious--just one DIY-er causing his house to collapse when improperly using a company's equipment will cost that company thousands if not millions in litigation and future lost revenue costs.
 
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