King Piers Methodology Explained

King Piers Methodology Explained

King Pier Methodology – King Pier I

The King Pier I can be installed inside the basement or on the exterior of a home.  Laser Levels will be used to determine the number of inches needed to lift the footing back to its correct horizontal level elevation, before starting the project.  The King Piers Methodology never requires breaking off sections of the footing or drilling holes into the footing. The King Piers Methodology does not damage the footing by raising it back to horizontally level. The only foundation pier that guarantees to raise the footing no matter the size of the building.

Step 1 – Call for Utility Locates within 48 hours before starting.

Step 2 – Begin digging by hand or with a mini-excavator down 49 inches below the existing concrete footing. Once down exactly 49 inches below the footing begin removing the soil underneath the footing, exposing the entire bottom side of the existing footing.

Step 3 –  Pour 3ft thick of 4000 psi concrete, 100% Cement, reinforced with Fiber Mesh into the King Pier Hole. The concrete placed into the King Pier hole will be vibrated causing the concrete to self-level. Let set overnight.

Step 4 – Place a 2ft x 3ft @ 1/2 inch thick steel Load Bearing Plate on top of the 3ft of High Strength Concrete.

Step 5 – The King Pier will be placed on top of the 1/2″ Steel Load Bearing Plate, directly underneath the footing.

Step 6 – Place 2 – 30 or 50-ton hydraulic bottle jacks on each side of the King Pier.  Begin raising the bottle jacks until the King Pier is tight against the bottom of the footing.

Step 7 –  Begin raising the footing using the hydraulic bottle jacks until the footing is horizontally level.

Step 8 – Using 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch steel shims will be placed underneath the King Pier and Load Bearing Plate before the hydraulic bottle jacks are removed from the hole. Note: The King Pier from top to bottom is 12″ tall. The number of inches between the 1/2 inch steel load-bearing plate and the bottom side of the footing is 12 1/2 inches, therefore the King Pier will be 1/2″ off the steel plate before lifting of the footing.

Step 9 – Encase the King Pier entirely using a 2nd pour of 4000 psi High Strength Concrete with 100% Cement, Reinforced with Fiber Mesh, up to the top of the concrete footing.

Step 10 – Place existing soil back into the King Pier hole compacted in 6″ lifts to the top of ground elevation.   The remaining soil will be placed as needed around the foundation to ensure proper slope, to a neat appearance.

Designed and Engineered by James William King

Copyrights of the King Pier I owned exclusively by: King Piers LLC

Compressive Strength Test of the King Pier I by: Norton & Schmidt Structural Engineers.

King Pier Methodology – King Pier II

The King Pier II can be installed inside the basement or on the exterior of the home.  Laser Levels will be used to determine the number of inches needed to lift the footing back to its correct horizontal level elevation, before starting the project.  The King Piers Methodology never requires breaking off sections of the footing or drilling holes into the footing. The King Piers Methodology does not damage the footing by raising it back to horizontally level. The only foundation pier that guarantees to raise the footing no matter the size of the building.

Step 1 – Call for Utility Locates within 48 hours before starting.

Step 2 – Begin digging by hand or with a mini-excavator down 13 inches below the existing concrete footing. Once down exactly 13 inches below the footing begin removing the soil underneath the footing, exposing the entire bottom side of the existing footing.

Step 3 – Place a 2ft x 3ft @ 1/2 inch thick steel Load Bearing Plate directly underneath the footing on the subgrade.

Step 4 – The King Pier will be placed on top of the 1/2″ Steel Load Bearing Plate, directly underneath the footing.

Step 5 – Place 2 – 30 or 50-ton hydraulic bottle jacks on each side of the King Pier.  Begin raising the bottle jacks until the King Pier is tight against the bottom of the footing.

Step 6-  Begin raising the footing using the hydraulic bottle jacks until the footing is horizontally level.

Step 7 – Using 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch steel shims will be placed underneath the King Pier and Load Bearing Plate before the hydraulic bottle jacks are removed from the hole. Note: The King Pier from top to bottom is 12″ tall. The number of inches between the 1/2 inch steel load-bearing plate and the bottom side of the footing is 12 1/2 inches, therefore the King Pier will be 1/2″ off the steel plate before lifting of the footing.

Step 8 – Encase the King Pier entirely using a first and only pour of 4000 psi High Strength Concrete with 100% Cement, Reinforced with Fiber Mesh, up to the top of the concrete footing.

Step 9 – Place existing soil back into the King Pier hole compacted in 6″ lifts to the top of ground elevation.   The remaining soil will be placed as needed around the foundation to ensure proper slope, to a neat appearance.

Designed and Engineered by James William King

Copyrights of the King Pier II owned exclusively by: King Piers LLC

Compressive Strength Test of the King Pier II by: Norton & Schmidt Structural Engineers.

King Pier Methodology – King Pier III

The King Pier III can be installed inside the basement or on the exterior of the home.  Laser Levels will be used to determine the number of inches needed to lift the footing back to its correct horizontal level elevation, before starting the project.  The King Piers Methodology never requires breaking off sections of the footing or drilling holes into the footing. The King Piers Methodology does not damage the footing by raising it back to horizontally level. The only foundation pier that guarantees to raise the footing no matter the size of the building.

Step 1 – Call for Utility Locates within 48 hours before starting.

Step 2 – Begin digging by hand or with a mini-excavator down 13 inches below the existing concrete footing. Once down exactly 13 inches below the footing begin removing the soil underneath the footing, exposing the entire bottom side of the existing footing. Drill 2 – 8 inch diameter holes 4ft in-depth on each backside corners of the King Piers Hole.

Step 3 – Place a 2ft x 3ft @ 1/2 inch thick steel Load Bearing Plate directly underneath the footing on the subgrade.

Step 4 – The King Pier will be placed on top of the 1/2″ Steel Load Bearing Plate, directly underneath the footing.

Step 5 – Place 2 – 30 or 50-ton hydraulic bottle jacks on each side of the King Pier.  Begin raising the bottle jacks until the King Pier is tight against the bottom of the footing.

Step 6-  Begin raising the footing using the hydraulic bottle jacks until the footing is horizontally level.

Step 7 – Using 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch steel shims will be placed underneath the King Pier and Load Bearing Plate before the hydraulic bottle jacks are removed from the hole. Note: The King Pier from top to bottom is 12″ tall. The number of inches between the 1/2 inch steel load-bearing plate and the bottom side of the footing is 12 1/2 inches, therefore the King Pier will be 1/2″ off the steel plate before lifting of the footing.

Step 8 – Encase the King Pier entirely using a first and only pour of 4000 psi High Strength Concrete with 100% Cement, Reinforced with Fiber Mesh, up to the top of the concrete footing.

Step 9 – Place existing soil back into the King Pier hole compacted in 6″ lifts to the top of ground elevation.   The remaining soil will be placed as needed around the foundation to ensure proper slope, to a neat appearance.

Designed and Engineered by James William King

Copyrights of the King Pier III owned exclusively by: King Piers LLC

Compressive Strength Test of the King Pier III by: Norton & Schmidt Structural Engineers.

King Pier Methodology – King Pier IV

The King Pier IV can be installed inside the basement or on the exterior of the home.  Laser Levels will be used to determine the number of inches needed to lift the footing back to its correct horizontal level elevation, before starting the project.  The King Piers Methodology never requires breaking off sections of the footing or drilling holes into the footing. The King Piers Methodology does not damage the footing by raising it back to horizontally level. The only foundation pier that guarantees to raise the footing no matter the size of the building.

Step 1 – Call for Utility Locates within 48 hours before starting.

Step 2 – Begin digging by hand or with a mini-excavator down 49 inches below the existing concrete footing. Once down exactly 49 inches below the footing begin removing the soil underneath the footing, exposing the entire bottom side of the existing footing. On the backside corners of the King Pier Hole drill 2 – 8 inch diameter holes to a depth of 4 feet deep.

Step 3 –  Pour 3ft thick of 4000 psi concrete, 100% Cement, reinforced with Fiber Mesh into the King Pier Hole. The concrete placed into the King Pier hole will be vibrated causing the concrete to self-level. Let set overnight.

Step 4 – Place a 2ft x 3ft @ 1/2 inch thick steel Load Bearing Plate on top of the 3ft of High Strength Concrete.

Step 5 – The King Pier will be placed on top of the 1/2″ Steel Load Bearing Plate, directly underneath the footing.

Step 6 – Place 2 – 30 or 50-ton hydraulic bottle jacks on each side of the King Pier.  Begin raising the bottle jacks until the King Pier is tight against the bottom of the footing.

Step 7 –  Begin raising the footing using the hydraulic bottle jacks until the footing is horizontally level.

Step 8 – Using 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch steel shims will be placed underneath the King Pier and Load Bearing Plate before the hydraulic bottle jacks are removed from the hole. Note: The King Pier from top to bottom is 12″ tall. The number of inches between the 1/2 inch steel load-bearing plate and the bottom side of the footing is 12 1/2 inches, therefore the King Pier will be 1/2″ off the steel plate before lifting of the footing.

Step 9 – Encase the King Pier entirely using a 2nd pour of 4000 psi High Strength Concrete with 100% Cement, Reinforced with Fiber Mesh, up to the top of the concrete footing.

Step 10 – Place existing soil back into the King Pier hole compacted in 6″ lifts to the top of ground elevation.   The remaining soil will be placed as needed around the foundation to ensure proper slope, to a neat appearance.

Designed and Engineered by James William King

Copyrights of the King Pier IV owned exclusively by: King Piers LLC

Compressive Strength Test of the King Pier IV by: Norton & Schmidt Structural Engineers.

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