Helical Piers

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Helical Piers Installation

Built Strong’s Helical Piers are leading the way in foundation technology today and can be used for almost any application.  They offer a fast and easy way to secure your foundation without the hassle of excavating or spoils, and can also be used to correct bowed walls or provide lateral tension.  When dealing with limited access like low overhead or restricted width, installing Helical Piers are an attractive choice . The steel, auger like piers are also used for street lighting, swamps, and other difficult applications. By far, helical piers are the fastest, least cumbersome and most efficient way to deal with difficult foundation problems.  Contact Built Strong today to determine if helical piers are a good option for your project.

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Helical piers are a potential solution for foundation damage surrounding or on the perimeter of the foundation.   If the foundation is sinking or cracked, a Helical Pier system may be used to correct the damage and prevent from any future structure damage.

Signs of structural settling:

  • Uneven floors
  • Broken or peeling tile and linoleum
  • Bubbles or bumps in carpeting
  • Floor slopes
  • Windows or doors difficult to shut

This technology is beneficial for both residential and commercial properties.  The basis of Helical Piers is built from a system of vertical steel piers similar to a post which are driven into the soil until reaching a solid layer of bedrock. This will provide increased support for the concrete foundation above, to successfully level the slab.  Helical Piers solutions can take approximately 1-5 days to complete.

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 Types of Helical Piers We Recommend:

Square Shaft Pile: Used in both uplift and compression situations.

These piles have considerable weight bearing capacity.  However a majority projects with Square Shaft piles are used for upward or tension jobs intended to raise the foundation to its correct and level position.

With the type of fitting process that we use, the Helical Piers can be installed any time of the year or any season and only require minimal equipment, as to lessen any immediate disturbance and acts a as a noise reducer.

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Advantages to Helical Pier solutions:

  • Weight may be supported immediately after furnishing.
  • May be implemented in harsh weather conditions.
  • Can be installed with small machinery
  • Budget Efficient
  • Simple removal if used in a temporary application
  • Environmentally and economically friendly/green
  • Used from recycled steel

Alternatives to Helical Piers:

TieBacks:

The Tieback system approach is used to provide supplemental support if necessary to foundations and walls by using diagonally placed Piers, ensuring horizontal and vertical support.

The Installation Process:

Tiebacks are driven into firm and stable soils and then connected via an adapter to a retaining wall to ensure stability.

We take our time to cautiously map out the area and find the best way to approach the problem to install your helical piers. They are mechanically installed by screwing them deep into the soil. We closely monitor the installation to assure optimum capacity. Once we have them at their capacity location, we will install and attach an underpinning steel foundation bracket to the piers. In a carefully maneuvered switch, the weight of your home is transferred onto the piers and then onto the soils below. This will ensure no future sagging and shifting of your home and give the possibility of your home being lifted to its original building position.

Built Strong’s Helical Piers are leading the way in foundation technology today and can be used for almost any application.  They offer a fast and easy way to secure your foundation without the hassle of excavating or spoils, and can also be used to correct bowed walls or provide lateral tension.  When dealing with limited access like low overhead or restricted width, installing Helical Piers are an attractive choice . The steel, auger like piers are also used for street lighting, swamps, and other difficult applications. By far, helical piers are the fastest, least cumbersome and most efficient way to deal with difficult foundation problems.  Contact Built Strong today to determine if helical piers are a good option for your project.

 

FAQ’s

If you are experiencing issues with uneven floors or cracking along the perimeter of your house, you may have a foundation issue that can be resolved by a Helical Pier approach.
Dependent upon the degree of the work it may take approximately 1-5 days or 2 weeks if the home has heavy square footage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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