Helical Piers – We offer helical piers for projects that require a deep foundation system due to less than ideal soil conditions. Helical piers can be used to lift and stabilize foundations experiencing settlement. When the soil under a foundation isn’t stable – this can happen for a variety of reasons – it can, over time, cause the foundation to sink unevenly. When this happens, we say the structure has “differential settlement.” Essentially, the helical pier distributes the weight of the commercial building into load bearing soils that are much stronger.
Helical piers are shaped like large corkscrews and are turned into the ground until they reach load-bearing soil. Installation is quick and there’s minimal soil disturbance.
Other names for helical piers include helical piles, screw piles, screw piers, screw anchors, ground anchors, and helical anchors.