Why You May Need Helical Pier Installation
A helical pier is essentially a steel foundation pin. During installation, the helical pier is driven deep into the soil by hydraulic machinery. The piers can even go below the frost line if needed. On most helical piers, there’s a helical bearing plate on the base and a cap on the top. The plate enters the ground while the cap connects with the structure being supported. Helical pier installation can support a deck as well as an entire home. They can easily be installed into existing construction or applied to a brand-new building.
Whether you’re having a new home or building constructed and want the extra support, or your current building is in need of assistance, it’s important to know when to use helical piers to better protect your building’s foundation.
Helical Pier Installation – When You Should Use Helical Piers
Helical piers, also called screw piles, screw anchors, helical piles, and helical anchors, are typically used for countering compressive forces on foundation. Compression is caused by the soil below and from the home above the foundation. When these two interact, they can compress the foundation, leading to cracks in the walls, slanted floors, or doors and windows not shutting correctly. Eventually, these issues can lead to serious structural problems in the home.
Helical piers have been used in Atlanta for years on countless commercial and residential buildings to add extra support. If you find your home is experiencing any of the above issues, along with signs of sticking doors and windows, leaning chimney and walls, sinking garage, or bowing walls, helical piers can be the answer to your home’s weakened foundation. Helical piers have been load tested to prove their capacities so they’re one of the strongest supports you can add to better protect your home’s foundation.
Helical Piers Atlanta
The Helical Piers Atlanta that we use at Atlas Piers are provided by Earth Contact Products and are an incredibly popular type of helical piers. These helical piers are extremely effective and easy to install. Helical Piers Atlanta are popular in the foundation repair industry because they are easy to install and create little vibration.
In addition, helical piers also allow for immediate load transfer upon installation and are easily load tested to verify capacity. This allows our engineers to know just the right number of piers to use for the weight of your home, saving you money!
Finally, helical piers can be installed in any season, during any weather conditions and create little disturbance to the job site and your yard making them the perfect support equipment for your home.
Contact Atlas Piers for Foundation Support
If you notice any signs of foundation failure, contact the professionals at Atlas Piers of Atlanta today to get your house back in order. For more than 30 years we’ve specialized in foundation support and helical piers. Our mission is to provide our Georgia clients with top-of-the-line service solutions and a greater piece of mind.
Call (770) 740-0400 for more information or to schedule an appointment.