Steel Push Piers, (also known as Resistance Piers) are a primary foundation repair tool that we use to lift and stabilize large structure foundations in Middle Tennessee. They are installed using vibration-free hydraulic equipment that is easily transportable and non-disruptive. Each steel pier is load tested to a force greater than the actual working load to ensure that they will support your home. Steel piers are installed deep below your foundation and the weight of your home is transferred onto them so that it does not continue to sink into the ground. Watch the video below to see how steel piers are installed.


Helical piers are typically used where there is a need to resist a tension or compressive force. These screw piers are best used on slab foundations, sinking porches, leaning chimneys, and other lightweight structures. Today, helical piers are one of the two most common types of structural pier devices for residential foundation applications.

A helical pier is a steel shaft, similar to a large screw often used when challenging soil conditions are present. They transfer the load of the structure through the unsuitable soil to a stronger, more suitable soil deeper into the ground. Instead of requiring large excavation work, they thread into the ground, minimizing installation time and requiring little soil disturbance. Most important, the weight of the structure is transferred to load bearing soil.

  • Ease of installation
  • Little to no vibration
  • Immediate load transfer
  • Easily load tested to verify capacity
  • Installs below active soils
  • Can be installed in all weather conditions
  • Little to no disturbance to jobsite


Helical tiebacks are designed to stabilize and strengthen bowing basement walls. They are installed from the inside the basement wall through a small hole that is then sealed and repair after installation. With exterior excavation, the wall can be immediately pulled back to its original level. The benefits of using helical tiebacks for strengthening and straightening bowing walls are:

  • Maximizes flexibility with changing soil conditions
  • No excavation to remove
  • No concrete trucks needed
  • Installs in any weather
  • Immediate testing and loading
  • Labor costs are minimized
  • Installs in limited access areas


Plate anchors secure basement and retaining walls that are bowing, leaning or cracking due to hydro-static pressure. Their simple design allows foundation repair installers to complete jobs quickly and economically with minimal disturbance to landscaping and the exterior of your home.

These wall anchors consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor and a high strength rod tying them together. Because of this unique design, Earth Contact Products are number one in the anchor industry. When installing the plate anchors, the anchors are embedded into the soil away from the foundation wall. They are connected to heavy-duty steel wall plates with anchoring rods. These anchors will then hold the walls in its current position without any further adjustment.

To learn more about the products and services offered by Ground Up Foundation Repair, contact us today.


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