Foundation Systems Hawaii is your source for professional foundation solutions in Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island. We understand that a solid and stable foundation is crucial to the structural integrity of your home or commercial building. Drilled piers, also known as bored piles or drilled caissons, are a dependable and versatile foundation reinforcement method that can provide the support your structure needs. Discover how drilled piers can fortify your foundation and give you peace of mind.
What Are Drilled Piers?
Drilled piers are deep foundation elements constructed by drilling cylindrical holes into the ground and filling them with concrete and steel reinforcement. These piers are designed to transfer structural loads from your building to load-bearing soil or rock layers deep below the surface. Drilled piers are a popular choice for both new construction projects and foundation repair applications.
When Are Drilled Piers Needed?
Drilled piers are an excellent solution for various scenarios, including:
- Foundation Settlement: If your foundation experiences settlement, causing cracks, uneven floors, or structural issues, drilled piers can stabilize and raise the foundation to its original position.
- New Construction: For new construction projects, especially in areas with challenging soil conditions, drilled piers provide reliable support for the structure.
- Heavy Loads: When your building needs to support heavy or concentrated loads, drilled piers are a suitable foundation option to ensure stability.
- Expansive Soils: In regions with expansive or compressible soils that can lead to foundation movement, drilled piers are a solution to prevent future issues.
- Sloping or Hillside Construction: For buildings on slopes or hillsides, drilled piers help anchor retaining walls, maintaining stability and preventing erosion.
The Advantages of Drilled Piers
- Exceptional Load-Bearing Capacity: Drilled piers offer high load-bearing capabilities, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, from residential homes to commercial structures.
- Versatility: These piers can be customized to meet specific project requirements, including load capacity and depth.
- Minimal Disturbance: Drilled piers can be installed with minimal site disruption, making them a viable choice for projects with limited access.
- Stability: Drilled piers effectively stabilize foundations, ensuring long-term structural integrity.
- Durability: Constructed with high-quality materials, drilled piers are built to withstand the test of time.
Our Drilled Pier Services
At Foundation Systems Hawaii, we provide comprehensive drilled pier services, including:
- Design and Engineering: Our experienced engineers create precise designs tailored to your project’s unique requirements.
- Installation: Our skilled technicians efficiently install drilled piers using advanced equipment.
- Load Testing: We conduct load testing to guarantee the reliability and performance of the piers.
- Foundation Repair: For existing structures, we offer expert foundation repair using drilled piers to restore stability.
Contact Us Today
When it comes to securing your foundation, drilled piers are a reliable choice. Contact Foundation Systems Hawaii today to schedule a free geotechnical investigation and to learn more about how drilled piers can fortify your foundation and ensure the stability of your valuable investment. We are your trusted partner in foundation solutions, and we are here to support you.