Underpinning a house—supporting a structure below ground level with stronger materials like USS steel foundation piers—is the proven, effective way to secure a property that is experiencing settlement from the shrinkage of dry, expansive soil. Installing foundation piers not only prevents further house settlement, but it also strengthens the structure more than ever before. How? Steel pier metal brackets attach to the foundation and are hydraulically driven deep into the ground until they reach more stable soil, bedrock, or the point of refusal, giving the house added support for its load and a new, solid foundation. Despite the changing dirt surrounding your home, steel pier installation improves the integrity, strength, and reliability of your foundation.