Helical piers, also known as helical piles, helical anchors, or screw piles are a deep foundation solution that is used to secure or repair an existing foundation. This article will discuss more about why you should build with screw piles. The design of helical piles makes them easy to install and are often used when soil conditions have a need outside of the standard foundation solution. Helical piers are often more cost/time effective than other solutions that already exist.
Due to the helicals size, often, they do not require special equipment to be transported and installed. They are quick and easy to install, and the weather never delays a helical install. Helical pier systems are different than other types of foundation systems as they do not need to wait for concrete to cure, or other types of materials to set. They can be loaded upon immediately after completion of the installation.
Most foundation solutions require a massive amount of excavation, with helical piles you have little to no site damage. Helical piers also do not require any cutting or curing time which also allows for a clean install and allows the location to remain intact. The installation of screw piles is nearly vibration free which is a necessity for some foundation projects. Helical piers are also reusable which means they can be installed for a project then removed and reused for another site in the future.
Screw pile systems are standardly installed vertically but that does not mean that is the only way for them to be installed. With a Helical system, dependent on the application, Helical piers can be designed to be installed at a variety of angles dependent on the application type of the project. Whether it is lateral loading, or an earth retention project, there is no limitation to the use of helical piles for a foundation project.
Helicals are easily shipped to any jobsite location, have a quick installation process, and in the end are a major money saver being a permanent foundation solution. Screw pile installations reduce the jobsite mess, which reduces clean up time, and there is little to no maintenance required. A helical piering system is both environmentally friendly and budget friendly! This is just a few reasons why you should build with a helical system.