Commercial Foundations


Retail, Offices, Hospitality Buildings

Geopier® systems are commonly used to treat challenging soil conditions for support of commercial building foundations and structures. 

Our foundation systems support everything from lightly loaded, stick-frame structures to heavily loaded, mid-rise commercial buildings and structures including retail stores, gas stations, restaurants, office spaces, etc.  

We also regularly design Geopier solutions for additions to existing structures. We have successfully supported thousands of commercial building foundations and structures across the globe.

Design Benefits

Geopier® systems provide excellent settlement control for all types of commercial structures.  We help simplify the design process by allowing commercial foundations and floor slabs to be designed as conventional spread footings and slabs-on-grade.  The pier reinforced soils allow for increased bearing pressures and limit total and differential settlements to meet the project requirements. 

Scheduled Benefits

Geopier® solutions are rapidly installed, which can help keep your commercial construction projects ahead of schedule.  Most small jobs only take 1 to 2 days to complete!  As an added benefit, there is no need to wait for concrete to cure before constructing footings.  Foundations can be excavated and poured as soon as all the piers are installed. 

Cost Benefits

Geopier® ground improvement systems provide significant cost savings, particularly for large projects.  Our foundation solutions are typically 20 to 50 percent cheaper than conventional foundation solutions (deep foundations and removal and replacement) and can also help save cost on foundations and slabs by reducing footing sizes and slab thicknesses.  Our systems produce minimal spoils which saves on earthwork and haul-off costs.  This is particularly important on environmentally impacted sites.