Seismic foundation pier with ground anchor means

  • US 5,873,679 A
  • Filed: 11/12/1996
  • Issued: 02/23/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A foundation pier adapted to be secured to a support beam of a movable dwelling for supporting the dwelling and for resisting seismic forces applied to the dwelling, the pier comprising:

  • support means for supporting the pier on a ground surface;

    means for adjusting the height of the pier, the adjusting means including means for retaining the pier at different predetermined heights and for resisting seismic forces applied to the dwelling;

    securing means for securing the pier to the support beam, the securing means affixed to the adjusting means and attached to the support beam for preventing relative movement between the support bean and pier;

    anchor means for securing the pier to the ground, the anchor means having a plurality of guides; and

    a plurality of rod members with one rod member adapted to extend through each guide and into the ground surface a depth of approximately 15 to 20 inches the guides positioned at an oblique angle relative to the support means, so that the rod members extend obliquely into the ground for anchoring the pier thereto.

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