Top 10 Helical Questions Answered

February 18, 2022 / in Uncategorized / by Admin


Top 10 Helical Questions Answered

  1. Why is the term helical used?

  • Helical anchors are essentially small shaft pipe piles with one or more helical bearing plates attached. Instead of being hydraulically vibrated into the ground, like a push pier, they are twisted into the ground using high torque hydraulic drive head.
  1. What is the difference between a square shaft and a round shaft?

  • PierTech recommends using square shafts in tension because it has a greater yield, tensile strength, and higher torque capacity. Round shaft is used in compression because it is far superior lateral stability, as well as it has greater load capacities.
  1. How much weight can a Helical pile support?

  • The PierTech Hercules Pile can hold up to 500 tons or 1,000,000 pounds.
  1. Can helical piles be installed in tight spaces?

  • Yes, can be installed in hard to access spaces. Using portable and hand held helical equipment this is possible.
  1. What kind of warranty or guarantee do you offer with your helical piles?

  • a 75-year limited warranty.
  1. What is the minimum spacing?

  • A general rule is that they should be spaced 3 to 4 diameters on center. Typical Helical Pile spacing is 5 ft – 10 ft.
  1. How do I become a PierTech Certified Installer?

  • To become an Installer you will need to attend one of our installer certification seminars. PierTech offers this training seminar for FREE and is available to attend once every month. Call us TODAY to reserve your spot at the next one!
  1. What are some of the benefits of becoming a PierTech installer?

  • We offer FREE Training
  • Superior Customer Service and Engineering Support.
  • PierTech does not oversaturate territories
  • Patented Products
  1. What is PierTech’s typical delivery time of products and equipment?

  • Standard inventory items are shipped immediately since we stock specific material for faster delivery. If it is a specialty item, we generally ship in 2-3 weeks.
  1. How does PierTech’s Pricing Compare with other manufacturers?

  • Our products and equipment are cost competitive. PierTech offers patented helical piering products that are not available from anyone else in the industry.

For more questions contact our in office team 24/7

(866)536-5007 | Sales@PierTech.com | www.PierTech.com


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