Everything You Need to Know about Helical Piers

September 11, 2020 / in Blog / by Admin

The PierTech system is used for deep foundations. They provide support, strength, and stability to the structure or future structures. They will help to protect and preserve homes, buildings, and much more. There are so many questions involved when determining if using helical piers is the solution for you. If you are even questioning using helical piers, then most likely you should be. The use of our system can save you time and money on your next project.

1. How Does a Helical Pile Work?

Helicals are installed by twisting into the soil like a corkscrew is twisted into your favorite bottle of wine. The pile you are working with, especially when it is the PierTech System, will be just what you need to meet the load requirements of your project. No matter how big your job is, the piles can be customized to the right size that you will need to get the job done.

2. How Long do Helicals Last?

Our helical piers can be bare or galvanized, varying soil conditions that you may encounter on a job will affect the life expectancy of your helical pile. The average guesstimate of a helical piers’ life is over 150 years in normal soil conditions.

3. Are Helicals Expensive?

Many contractors hear the word Helical Piers and they assume that they are expensive. However, this is simply not true. It is highly recommended to contact us and get pricing on your next foundation repair, new construction, or any other job where it would benefit you to use helicals. Not to mention, using the PierTech system can save you time and money in labor costs!

4. When Should I use a Helical Pier?

Helical piles are used for compressive loads in relation to foundations. This can be caused by soil below the foundation, and from the home or structure you may be putting them under. This can compress the foundation, which will lead to cracks in walls, uneven floors, doors, or windows sticking. Helical piers can be used for commercial, residential, industrial, and several other applications to add extra or needed support. The patented PierTech System has been load tested to prove their capacities and is one of the strongest supports you can add to your next project.

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