Dura Pier Foundation Repair’s Bell Bottom Pier design has advantages.
The Bell Bottom Pier Method was developed to underpin lightweight residential structures over 50 years ago. At one time, it was the only foundation repair system available and has served well over all these years. Bell Bottom Piers are a viable solution for some homeowners because of their ability to withstand the threats of potential uplift. Uplift occurs when the soil swells during the rainy season and can put pressure on the piers to move upward. The bell bottom part of the pier serves to ‘anchor’ the pier into the more stable areas of the soil.
Bell Bottom Piers are a great method for anchoring a new foundation if they are installed deep enough. A soil test can let you know how deep your piers need to be.
For many parts of Houston, Bell Bottom Piers are not the right solution for foundation repair simply because they are not drilled deep enough. In these parts of town, we recommend our Dura Lock Piling System.