DynaPier® Compared to the Concrete Piling Pier
There are several reasons why the DynaPier® is superior in comparison to any other pier on the market. We compared our piering system to the drilled concrete pier. Drilled concrete piers are fairly common in the industry. They are a low quality pier and do not offer long term solutions to foundation problems. Let's take a closer look at them.
- The DynaPier® is constructed of .217 steel filled with high-strength concrete making it extremely strong. The concrete piling pier is made of only concrete and susceptible to cracking and weathering over time.
- The DynaPier® is end-loaded, meaning it is driven in the ground all the way to the point of resistance. Our piering system is designed to hit bedrock, which means they are driven deep enough to permanently fix a foundation. Concrete piling piers are friction piers, which means they rely on the soil to hold them in place. There a is a huge design flaw with this system. When the soil gets wet or dry it will expand and contract causing it to lose friction. This means it will eventually fail. This is a common problem with these piers because they rely on the soil which is always changing.
- Shims are placed at the top of the pier segments when the last few inches are required to level a foundation. The DynaPier® system contains the shims within the pier cap which does not allow them to shift or move. The concrete piling pier's shims are not contained, which means that even slight movements in the soil can cause the shims to misalign and cause settlement.
- The shims on concrete piling piers are often intentionally broken on the job site with a hammer so that they fit correctly. This creates an uneven surface that allows for very little contact between the shim and concrete block, decreasing the strength of the pier.