Helical piers, also known as anchors, piles or screwpiles, are deep foundation solutions used to secure new or repair existing foundations. Due to their design and ease to install, they are most commonly used whenever soil conditions prevent standard foundation solutions, but are starting to be used as a more cost/time effective alternative on many project. Instead of requiring large excavation work, they thread into the ground. This minimizes installation time, requires little soil disturbance, and most importantly transfers the weight of the structure to load bearing soil.
When should they be used?
Helical Piers and Piles are needed for numerous new and existing residential, commercial, and industrial applications and may be used when the job specifies caissons, driven piles, or micro piles. Once foundations are exposed to moisture over a long period of time or construction is sited on unstable soil, structural and foundation damage becomes visible. This is when helicals are also used to correct compromised foundations. Helical Applications include, but are not limited to:
- Existing Foundation Issues in a Home or Commercial Building
- New Construction Projects
- Commercial Projects
- Government Projects
- Oil and Gas Foundation Applications
- Industrial Foundations
- Utility Foundation Projects
- Alternative Energy
- And Much More