Installing Helical Piers in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Helical piers are made up of a steel shaft with round helix plates that provide foundation support for many types of structures. Originally designed using a wooden shaft with an iron helix for use in lighthouse foundations, helical piers have been used for the stabilization since the early 1800s. Over the years, they have been refined and engineered for use in many different applications. The team at Accurate Foundation Repair can use this method to repair foundations that have become damaged or are not performing as originally planned. Helical piers are an ideal choice for Dallas-Fort Worth, TX structures on sites that are environmentally sensitive because the installation causes no vibrations or disturbances. Call our team today to learn more about this repair option.
How Helical Piers Support Your Foundation
Our helical piers are an excellent choice for foundation repair where the load-bearing strata are not easily accessible. We offer in shaft sizes from 1.5″ square or 2 3/8 – 2 7/8″ round up to 4″. The plate size and plate placement are dependent on soils, the weight of the structure, and torques. The engineer is able to specify the desired torque for helical piers and can be engineered to be site-specific. The pier supports your foundation by being rotated into the ground. As they are being put in place, the helix plates generate an axial thrust that causes the pier to continue into the ground much like a screw into wood. We then attach a bracket to the foundation wall and the pier, which allows us to stabilize and support foundations that have settled, heaved, or are unable to perform as they were designed.
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Helical piers have the capacity and longevity to support your structure for many years to come, making them an ideal investment when you need foundation repair. They are even a great alternative to concrete drill piers in new construction projects and structures with limited space. It’s crucial to note, however, this is a project that should only be completed by a trained professional. Don’t settle for less experienced companies and put your home or business at risk. Instead, trust the knowledge of a professional like Accurate Foundation Repair.