Should I Choose Concrete Or Steel For My Foundation?

If your home doesn’t have a solid foundation, then the rest of the structure may slowly fall apart. Foundation repair tends to be overlooked in favor of other structural repairs, but this is a task made easy by your Hargrave family. There are several options for foundation repair materials, so let’s discuss the pros and cons of each one.

Should I Choose Concrete Or Steel For My Foundation?


Concrete piers are the most common choice for foundation repair because of their affordability and reliable gripping power. Concrete piers are an excellent choice if your piers don’t need to be very deep in the ground. The con is that concrete pier installation is messy, labor intensive, and can take several weeks. Concrete is also susceptible to any damage that can be caused by the shifting of the soil on your property. There are also other factors to consider, such as how prone your property is to flooding.


Steel piers are a great choice if your foundation needs to sit deeper into the ground. Steel piers are able to be installed up to 75 feet into your soil. Steel is also more durable and longer lasting than concrete, and can’t crack or spall. Because of this durability, steel piers are less susceptible to damage caused by movement of the soil. Steel is more expensive than concrete, but will take less time to install. If you live in a flood-prone area, your steel piers may rust if exposed to water and oxygen for a long enough period of time.

Hargrave Custom Foundation Repair is family owned and operated. We provide professional foundation repair services to residential homeowners and commercial properties in the Dallas Metroplex area. If you are interested in having your foundation repaired, contact us to have your repairs done right.