Religious and Educational


Churches, Schools, Universities, Dormitories

Geopier® foundation systems are commonly used to treat challenging site soil conditions for the support of religious and educational buildings. 

Our foundation systems support everything from lightly loaded, stick-frame structures to heavily loaded, mid-rise structures including churches, schools, universities, dorm sites, etc.   

We also regularly design foundation slab support solutions for settlement-sensitive structures like gymnasium floor slabs and building additions to existing structures.

Design Benefits

Geopier® foundation systems provide excellent settlement control for all types of religious and educational buildings and structures. We help simplify the design process by allowing 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.

Schedule Benefits

Geopier’s foundation solutions are rapidly installed, which can help keep your religious and educational building 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. Site 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.