Helical Piers Foundation Repair
Helical piers have been used for the stabilization of foundations since the early 1800’s. Originally, they were designed as a wooden shaft with an iron helix for use in lighthouse foundations. Through the years, helical piers have been refined and engineered for many applications.
What Are Helical Piers & Why Use Them in Your Home
A hand held torque motor, or a hydraulic torque motor mounted to an excavator type equipment. The motors can have torques from 2,500 to 50,000 lbs. The screw pile foundation system is known for its ease and speed of installation. The fact that it is a vibration free install makes it an attractive pier on sites that are environmentally sensitive. They are an excellent choice for foundation repair and stabilization where the load bearing strata is not easily accessible.
Accurate Foundation Repair’s helical piers come in shaft sizes from 1.5” square to 2 3/8 -2 7/8” round up to 4”. The plate size and plate placement is dependent on soils, weight of the structure, and torques. The engineer can specify a desired torque for helical piers and can be engineered site specific.
Helical piers should only be installed by a trained personnel. They can also be used in place of concrete drill piers for new construction and places with limited access space.
Helical piers have the capacity and longevity to support your home or business for years to come.