HELICAL FOUNDATION SYSTEMS
Helical piers, or piles, are a strong and versatile solution for deep foundation systems. Helical piles can be used to support wall loads and/or pile caps supporting massive loads. Installed by hand, or with any variety of construction equipment, helical piles are ideal for projects of all shapes and sizes.
Advanced into the ground to appropriate depths for stable soils or bedrock, the piles then brace against foundation footings and transfer weight carefully from subpar soils down to competent strata – completely stabilizing any foundation.
The Supportworks Warrantied Helical Pier System
If you need help lifting your home or lighter structures like decks or pools back to their original position, Supportworks helical piers might be the answer you need. These piers are made of steel and include a set of helical blades on the lower section of the pier.
The piers are mechanically advanced into the soil using small construction or hand equipment. As they are installed to appropriate depths and capacities, they prevent any future settlement issues.
In many scenarios, these foundation piers will be able to lift your home back to the level position by the completion of the installation.
Our helical pier system is just what you need to stabilize your foundation. Call us for a free helical pier installation quote today! We serve San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, Houston and surrounding areas in Texas.
How foundation helical pier systems work
Foundations will experience settlement issues when the soils below the structure prove unable to support the weight of the structure. Helical pier systems create a solid supporting base that transfers the weight of your home downwards to strong supporting soils. The system consists of a central shaft with one or more helix-shaped bearing plates welded to the lead section.
Extension sections are used to extend the pile to competent load-bearing strata and achieve design depth and capacity. Brackets at the tops of the piles attach to structures, whether new construction or retrofit applications. Helical piles are advanced into the ground by the application of torque, which correlates to pile capacity.
Installing Helical Foundation Systems
First, the soil is removed from the area where the helical pier will be installed. Helical pier sections are mechanically “screwed,” or advanced, into the soil.
The first section of the pier that is advanced into the ground has one or more helical blades (or “bearing plates”) welded to the shaft. Additional helical pier sections do not have bearing plates and are instead used to extend the pier to the necessary installation depth.
Once proper depths and capacities are achieved, heavy-duty steel foundation brackets are positioned below and against the foundation footing.
The weight of the home is then transferred through the helical piers to deep, competent soils. Once we attempt to lift the home back towards its original position, the soil around the foundation is carefully replaced.
When to use foundation helical piers
- Year-round installation
- Warrantied for 25 Years
- Galvanized steel design – will not rust
- Suitable for both heavy & light loads
- Does not rely on the weight of structure for depth & capacity
- Round shaft has a high resistance to bending
- Quick Installation and minimal disturbance
With knowledge of local soil conditions, helical piers can be an ideal solution because the installing contractor will know exactly how deep to install the piers to reach a stable soil layer that can support your home. If your goals are the following, helical piers are a good choice:
- You need the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position.
- Lighter structures such as decks, stoops, and pools are in need of stabilization.
- You’d like minimal disturbance during installation.
- You’re looking for fast, effective installation.
- Restoring your property value is a priority.
Once your helical piers have been installed, you can count on your problem to be solved — once and for all!
Your Commercial Helical Foundation Installers in Texas!
At Baird Foundation Repair, we’re proud of our permanent, warrantied solutions for foundation settlement of all types. Our team of professional contractors has repaired settling foundations throughout Texas, and we’re ready to help you.
If you would like a free foundation helical pier installation quote on your project, call or e-mail us today!
We’re proud to serve all of Texas with offices in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Houston.