Piering

Foundation Piering Cedar Rapids, IA

Drilled Pier

Drilled piering offers the capability to drill through any strata to ensure your foundation is firmly secured.

Helical Pier

This application works best for supporting lighter structures.

Conventional Steel Pressure Pier

Hydraulically driven steel piers have been the most proven method of effectively stabilizing residential foundations for years. This end-bearing pier obtains support on a load-bearing stratum (rock). Using the reciprocal weight of the structure, lifting and stabilizing can successfully be achieved.

Vertical Foundation Settlement Before & After

Vertical Foundation Settlement

Symptoms of a Failing Foundation

  • Brick or walls cracking
  • Stairstep cracks in masonry mortar joints
  • Chimneys tilting or leaning
  • Walls bowing, bulging or leaning
  • Gaps in caulking at windows or doors
  • Windows and doors sticking
  • Drywall separating
  • Basement leaking

FiberLock Crack Repair System

Fiber Lock Foundation Crack RepairFiberLock™ seals, strengthens, and stabilizes a cracked foundation. Fiberlock repairs vertical, horizontal, and corner foundation wall cracks. FiberLock is a mixture of epoxy /resin in conjunction with carbon fibers. The FiberLock system is warranted for 5 years. It provides structural integrity and peace of mind. FiberLock Foundation Crack Repair can be painted.

Grate Products contractors are trained and certfied to properly install the Fiberlock foundation crack repair system. Grate Products recommends the GrateSump with every crack repair. The GrateSump relieves hydrostatic pressure below the basement floor.

Seals, Strengthens, & Stabilizes

Foundation cracks are typically caused by drying shrinkage or thermal movement and can cause minor problems. But over time, even minor cracks can grow larger and cause a loss of structural integrity or, more commonly, water leakage.

Reduce Mold & Radon

Most basements eventually leak. Even if a crack is not leaking now, eventually water will find it. An environment that has water (moisture) will advance the growth of mold. Mold will continue to grow if a moisture problem is undiscovered or unaddressed. Mold can cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and or other allergies. The best and most cost effective strategy to managing the growth of mold and mildew is to prevent the intrusion of water and moisture into the basement. Any home may have a radon problem. Minimize the entry of cancer causing radon gas into your home by sealing cracks in the foundation and along the basement walls.

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