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Bell Bottom Piers

Foundation Repairs & New Construction

 Bell Bottom piers can be the right repair or prevention method for certain parts of Houston, but not all.  Dura Pier has over 40 years of experience you can rely on to help decide if Bell Bottoms are the right solution for you.

Dura Pier Bell Bottom Piers

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. 

Yes, all our DuraLock® Pilings are warrantied for the life of your home, and the warranty transfers to all future owners. Our warranty is a simple one-page document that doesn’t contain any fine print.

Our warranty is one of the few left out there in the industry that doesn’t contain language to void or cancel the warranty for sewer leaks, or if the warranty isn’t transferred to the new owner within 30 days. This warranty is backed by a company in business for over 40 years and with an A+ rating from the BBB.

Dura Pier began over three decades ago out of our father’s foundation repair business. His business began out of his father’s. We are proud to be the 3rd generation serving the Houston area and are in the process of training the 4th generation. Over the last 40 years we’ve served over 40,000 homes, homes, businesses, restaurants and schools.

Dura Pier offers cost-effective options for budget friendly-options. Our team also offers financing solutions including 0% interest for 12 months with Enerbank!. Generally speaking, most jobs cost anywhere from $3500-8000. Our warranty guarantees our worry, so you won’t have to pay more down the road.

The best method has often been defined as the one that requires the least amount of maintenance. You don’t want a pier or piling system that needs re-adjustment every two or three years, leaving you with constant repair expenses inside your home. As you compare systems, keep in mind that our soil shrinks, swells and shifts with Houston’s ever-changing weather patterns. The best foundation repair method will be the one that has the best ability to resist moving with the soil.

The straighter the pilings are driven into the ground, the better the soil friction they will attain. The better the soil friction, the longer they will last.

Our DuraLock® system is the only method that actually connects and tensions each and every concrete cylinder as they are driven into the ground. This allows proper alignment to be achieved and retained, allowing the optimum amount of “soil friction” possible to be attained.

Please review our Company Comparison Checklist and our contract. All the cleanup items pertaining to your job are written down.

Dura Pier invests significant time in training our employees to put your house back together again. This includes adjusting doors, seated concrete repairs, plywood lawn protection, re-stretching carpets, plastic protection, and more.

This feature at Dura Pier will save you thousands of dollars and headaches dealing with after-market cosmetic repair contractors.

Yes, we have $1 million in general liability, and all our workers are covered by Texas Workman’s Compensation Insurance. Certificates will be provided upon request.

Yes, all our DuraLock® Pilings are warrantied for the life of your home, and the warranty transfers to all future owners. Our warranty is a simple one-page document that doesn’t contain any fine print.

Our warranty is one of the few left out there in the industry that doesn’t contain language to void or cancel the warranty for sewer leaks, or if the warranty isn’t transferred to the new owner within 30 days. This warranty is backed by a company in business for over 40 years and with an A+ rating from the BBB.

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