Professional Inspection Is The First Step In Effective Repairs
At Hydroscience Group our foundation specialists have the tools and training to accurately assess the problem with your foundation. This includes factoring in structural components as well as soil composition and soil conditions. All of this information will factor into the foundation repair strategy we present to you.
What Are Helical Piers?
Helical piers are essentially a system of steel shafts that are intended to provide deep foundation solutions to the various foundational structure. Each has a round helix plate that helps anchor it.
This type of system is most often used to address a foundation issue that is related to degrading soil conditions. The underlying goal is to create an effective solution for maintaining or preserving a building’s structural integrity. Each helical pier that Hydroscience Group uses is based on the manufacturer’s engineering and product specifications, for maximum effect.
In certain instances, the soil might need to be excavated from underneath the building. In this type of foundation repair strategy, the helical piers can serve to transfer the weight of the building to prevent foundation failure.
How Does it Work?
An individual helical pier essentially acts as a foundation pin. They are made from a special type of heavy duty steel and has helices that look very much like a screw. The helical pier is then driven into the soil, using specialized hydraulic tools and equipment. Most typically go deeper than the frost line.
A Helical pier system is most often used to support a structure’s foundation and basic integrity of the building when there is an issue in the surrounding soil conditions. They can be used as part of a foundation correction strategy, to preserve the structural integrity of the building, or to provide support during other foundation repair procedures.
Why Should You Use It
Helical pier systems are often the ideal solution or component of a foundation repair strategy where soil conditions are challenging. They are typically the ideal corrective solution to setting up, making it hard a traditional foundation pier system.
Helical piers typically don’t require expensive large excavations to be installed. They merely thread deeply into the surrounding soil with heavy duty hydraulic equipment. They are also a cost-effective method for repairing an existing foundation which has suffered from cracking or other structural defects. Helical piers also tend to cause less disturbance to the soil which helps transfers the weight of the structure, to the surrounding soil, which is likely already firm and compacted.