What is the Difference Between Helical Piers and Push Piers?

For any structure to endure, it must be built on a strong foundation. A Bay Area foundation drilling company looks at different ways to support the foundation.

The Difference Between Helical Piers and Push Piers

For any structure to endure, it must be built on a strong foundation. The foundation supports the load of the entire structure, protects ground moisture from compromising the structure, and keeps the structure standing solidly in the face of nature’s whims. Yet, the foundation itself or the structure may require support. That’s when Bay Area pier drilling comes in to install helical piers or push piers for the support, strength, and stability required.

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Foundation Repair Using Helical Piers

An experienced Sacramento pier drilling company is qualified to fix foundation issues using helical piers. Find out more about this technique in this article.

Foundation Repair Using Helical Piers

Every structure needs a strong and stable foundation to endure without problems. However, homes and other structures are built on soil and soil can sometimes shift and settle, resulting in structural damage. An excellent solution that is growing in popular use is helical piles. An experienced Sacramento pier drilling company is qualified to do the work when there are signs of damage calling for significant foundation repair work.

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Strengthening Foundations Using Helicals

Foundation problems may result in high repair and maintenance costs, possible dangerous conditions, increasing structural damage and collateral damage to surrounding structures or property. A great solution to achieve a strong foundation can be helical piles which your Bay Area foundation drilling company can install expertly.

Strength in Foundation is Key

The value of a strong and stable foundation for every residential and commercial structure can’t be overstated. As David Allan Coe said, “It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” Foundation problems may result in high repair and maintenance costs, possible dangerous conditions, increasing structural damage and collateral damage to surrounding structures or property. A great solution to achieve a strong foundation can be helical piles which your Bay Area foundation drilling company can install expertly.

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How Do We Use Concrete in Landscaping and Building Construction?

Concrete is one of our most common building materials. It comes in various forms depending on the job, but is incredibly versatile and with proper care can last decades.

Concrete a Foundational Material in Construction Work

Concrete and cement are often used interchangeably, but they are different. Continue reading “How Do We Use Concrete in Landscaping and Building Construction?”

Lassiter Earns PG&E Operator Qualification

We are pleased to announce that Lassiter Excavating, Inc. has completed the training and met the qualifications for the PG&E Operator Qualification (OQ) that allows us to operate as a contractor on jobs that involve PG&E facilities.

PG&E Now Requires Operator Qualification to Work on Their Facilities

Contractors and project owners are invited to view our certificate, which contains a QR code that opens the record of our completion of all the training requirements:

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Three Steps to Prepare Your Home Foundation for the Rainy Season

Your foundation supports your entire home. Inspect it annually for cracks and other damage.

With the Northern California winter season arriving in October, as a homeowner you should take some steps to prepare your foundation to survive the colder, wetter weather. Your foundation is quite literally the base for your home’s entire structure, supporting everything inside your home. Make it an annual habit to review where your foundation stands and how the stress of winter rains and water flow may impact it.

Make a visual inspection 


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How to Choose an Excavation Contractor

When you choose a builder, landscaper or pool company, you also are choosing numerous other sub-contractors that will work in conjunction with the primary contractor you have chosen. This is especially true when heavy excavation or drilling is part of the project. Few contractors do this type of work themselves (in-house) because the equipment investment is very high, and the training needed get it done efficiently and safely make it prohibitive for contractor to do it themselves.

Landscapers Often Use Excavation and Drilling Specialists

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Importance of locating Utilities Before Excavating or Drilling

Many public utilities have underground piping which is used to deliver services to all the residents and businesses of a given community. To avoid any injuries, damage to utilities, and or interruption of service, it is necessary to locate where these Utilities before beginning any excavation work.  There are some hefty fines which can be levied against individuals or companies who damage utility lines.

How to Locate and Identify Underground Utilities

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Using Piers and Piles to Shore Up Sagging Foundations

Pier drilling and pile driving are techniques used for driving pier or piles into the ground underneath a structure to shore up sinking or sagging building foundations, bringing them back to their proper level and preventing further foundation settlement.

Also called “piering,” this method involves the use of strategically placed mechanical jacks to slowly and carefully lift the settled foundation beam to grade. Once raised, the beam is held to elevation by attaching it firmly to the piers.

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When to Use Helical Pier Drilling

Helical Pier drilling in the Northern California can be thought of as a system which uses anchors to secure structures to the ground when soil conditions are rather challenging, and where the usage of a more conventional foundation system is not indicated. These piers consist of a steel shaft with helicals that make it look like a very large screw, and help to secure any structure tied to it. It is especially useful for drilling where there is unfavorable ground conditions. Continue reading “When to Use Helical Pier Drilling”