Push Piers

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Straight Line Construction has successfully installed push piers on hundreds of projects throughout Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Push piers, sometimes also called resistance piers are deep foundation elements that generally consist of a steel shaft that is advanced into the soil using hydraulic jacks. Push piers use the weight of the existing structure to advance the push piers to the required bearing depth.
Push piers are installed by attaching a foundation bracket to an existing foundation and utilizing a hydraulic jack to push the pier through the opening in the bracket and down into the soil. The weight of the existing structure provides the reaction force to advance the pers. The piers are advanced in sections until the required installation pressure is achieved or lift of the structure occurs.

Push piers are generally used for remedial work as the advancement of the piers requires the weight of an existing structure. Push piers can be installed in very limited access areas as the installation only requires hydraulic cylinder jacks and the hydraulic lines can be run to the work area from the outside of the structure.

Push piers can provide positive load transfer from existing foundations to suitable bearing strata. Push piers can be used to raise existing foundations that have settled. Push piers are well suited for larger, heavier structures that have settled as the higher weight of the larger structures provides additional resistance for while driving piers.

Push piers can be utilized in a variety of applications including:
  • Remedial repairs of existing foundations.
  • To raise foundations that have settled.
Some of the advantages of helical piers include:
  • Relatively economical compared to many deep foundation systems.
  • Can be installed in very limited access locations.
  • Fast installation.
  • No drill spoils are created, this is particularly beneficial where contaminated soils are present.
  • All elements of the push piers are made from steel, there is no need to wait for concrete to cure before loading the piers.

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Straight Line Construction

Straight Line Construction has changed a great deal over the last 30+ years in the industry, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to quality and to designing and installing permanent solutions to foundation settlement issues. Beginning with small residential jobs more than 30 years ago when the family-owned company was founded by Tim Davis, Sr., Straight Line Construction today repairs cracking residential and commercial foundations through its Ram Jack product toolkit and designs solutions for large infrastructure and industrial projects. We specialize in matching the right solution to each type of foundation repair issue.

Are you building a new home and want to ensure it has a solid foundation? Or is your house experiencing unwanted sagging or a cracking foundation? Are your walls cracked or your doors and windows sticking? As a bonded, licensed, and fully insured foundation repair company, we are proud to serve Colorado homeowners, builders, and commercial contractors. Our technical certifications enable us to offer the highest quality services and the best American-made, environmentally safe products available for foundation repair. Regardless of how your building is shifting or sinking, we can help you stop it. Our 30 years in the business and our designation as a Ram Jack certified dealer means you get the most technologically savvy solution to fix your foundation.

From the factory to the field, we strive to ensure the quality of our products and workmanship meet the highest industry standards. We work with other vetted professionals in the industry. All of our helical piers, push piers, and mounting brackets are manufactured by Ram Jack in Ada, OK, at an ISO-certified facility with American-made steel. Williams Form Engineering in Golden, CO, manufactures our reinforcing bar for ground anchor systems and shares our commitment to quality control and quality assurance.

About Ram Jack

Ram Jack is a family-owned business that began operations in 1968, in Ada, OK, where we currently source our piers and brackets. Back then, concrete piering was the original repair method used simply because it was the only technology available at the time. Over time, it became evident that concrete piers did not provide long-term stabilization of foundations and only provided a short-term warranty period. To guarantee the highest grade of customer satisfaction, a greater solution needed to be found.

The Ram Jack owners embarked on a research program to develop a foundation repair system to stand the test of time. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office first issued a patent to Ram Jack for its foundation repair system in 1985. Over the next few years, additional refinements and patents have followed, resulting in the strongest patented system in the industry. Ram Jack driven pilings are ICC-ES recognized (International Construction Code—Evaluation Services). Ram Jack is one of only two ICC-ES recognized foundation repair companies in the industry. Ram Jack’s products meet or exceed code requirements set down by ICC-ES for both commercial and residential properties.