The foundation of homes is of the utmost importance in maintaining your home and keeping your family and valuables safe. Helical piers can be put in place to repair or secure your home’s foundation. Helical piers are also known as anchors, piles or screwpiles, and are used to secure new or repair existing foundations, deep below the ground. Because of their design and ease to install, Helical piles are most commonly used whenever soil conditions prevent standard foundation solutions. A helical pier is a foundation pin made of steel that contains helices similar to screws. It is driven into the soil, to depths below the frost line by a hydraulic system that is usually installed on a small tractor. Helical piers are used to support structures, especially where soil conditions are challenging, making it hard to set up a traditional foundation system. Helical piers are drilled into the ground and thread through the dirt down beneath your home; thus, saving you from the need of large excavation work around your home. Drilling these anchors beneath your home will minimize the installation time, require little soil disturbance, and will transfer the weight of the structure to the soil below.
These Helical piers or piles can and should be used for numerous residential and commercial applications. Once the foundations of buildings are exposed to moisture over a long period of time or construction is cited on unstable soil, structural and foundation damage may become visible. To repair the foundations of your property and ensure the safety of the building and that the property does not lose value, they are used to stabilize the foundation. Helical piers and piles can also be used to repair foundations when foundation failure becomes apparent. Foundational damage will become apparent as doors become hard to open, large gaps form in window and door frames, interior plaster walls begin cracking, nails pop out from the ceilings and walls, walls begin to lean noticeably, floors start to settle and become uneven, chimneys tilt or lean, cracks form in the foundation or basement walls