Due to the normal movement, settlement, expansion and contraction of the supporting soil, homes, buildings and their foundations may be disrupted and cause foundation cracks or settlement in the foundations or slabs of structures. Some indications of settling include stairstep cracks by door and window corners or in masonry joints, flooring not level, gaps between walls and floor, windows and doors not shutting properly.
the solution: the permajack system
The solution is the PermaJack® System which provides correction to qualified settlement problems.
PermaJack is a frictionless steel pier system used to stabilize the foundations and slabs of settling structures, such as residential home foundations including fireplaces and some porches, multi-family complexes, commercial and industrial buildings. The Perma Jack System utilizes high strength mechanical steel tubing which is hydraulically driven to bedrock or equal load bearing strata. This type of steel piering provides unvarying foundation support, unlike concrete piers, helical piers and anchoring systems that are usually supported by the same expansive soil that caused the foundation problems in the first place -- just at a different depth.
What makes PermaJack piers better than other companies' pier systems? PermaJack uses primary steel of proper gauge. Some companies use piers made from secondary cheap steel that tend to fail and corrode quickly.