Stabilize your foundation with heavy-duty helical piering
When a foundation has sunk or settled, it’s critical that you level the foundation and find a way to support the foundation from a more stable base so that it doesn’t sink or settle again. Typically, that means that you use a type of piering or pile system to transfer the weight of the structure to more stable soil or bedrock deep in the ground. One type of pier we use is called a helical pile or pier.
How Do Helical Piers Work?
Helical piers are long, steel beams, to which helical bearing plates have been securely welded. The end result looks something like a large screw. The piers are screwed into the ground, reaching deep beneath the unstable, settled soil to lower, more stable strata. The ends of the piers are attached via strong brackets to the foundation, allowing the pressure from the weight of the structure to be transferred via the pier to the stable strata below.
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The Magnum Helical Pile System
When using helical piering to restabilize a foundation, we always use Magnum helical piers. Magnum helical piers utilize a round beam design, which is more stable than square ones used in other systems. They also use a patented dual cutting-edge helix which makes it easier for the piers to penetrate into harder soils and fill materials.
Magnum piers come in a variety of diameters, allowing for flexible load capacities from 8 tons to over 130 tons. By using Magnum every time, we’re able to accurately predict installation success. For more information on how Magnum helical piers could help with your foundation problems, give us a call today.