Micropiles & Micropiers

micropiles and piers for structures in Pittsburgh, PATo repair settlement on slabs and porches, Earth Contact Products (ECP) micropiles and piers are the perfect solution. Due to inconsistent moisture levels, the soil becomes weak and unstable. As a result, the foundation shifts and move. At Matthews Structural Solutions, we offer the best micropiles in the underpinning industry to restore settling foundations back to normal in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

What are micropiles? Micropiles, also known as minipiles, are small diameter piers that measures 60 to 200 mm. They are drilled and grouted friction piles that consists of steel elements. Each pile is bonded into the soil or rock to create stable foundations for a variety of projects, including bridges and highways. Micropiles are also useful for hard to access areas. Micropiles can be installed through any type of soil condition, including rock, cobblestone and sand. This can be achieved through drilling, jacking or screwing machinery.

Benefits of Micropiles

Micropiles offer many advantages over other deep foundation methods on the market. The use of micropiles has increased over the years because they offer unlimited benefits. Some advantages of micropiles include:

  • Quick installation
  • Little to no disruption to the work area
  • Used for new construction or retrofit projects for deep foundations
  • Supports and stabilizes the foundation
  • Installed in restricted or low headroom areas
  • Installed in all types of soil conditions
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Economical
  • Minimizes foundation sinking and settling
  • Uses foundation equipment smaller than other systems to access limited areas
  • Don't require end-bearing capacity

At Matthews Structural Solutions, we'll stabilize your foundation for many years to come. Our micropiles and piers are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP). ECP is the leading manufacturer in the underpinning industry, so you'll have quality products as well as professional service. We are also proud to offer the services of a structural contractor, to give you peace of mind that the job is done right. Contact us today for a proposal. We serve Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding area.