When choosing the best foundation for an addition on your home, a deck, or a sunroom, there are a few options that reach building codes in every area. The most common way people typically go due to already needing foundations poured is to use concrete footings. However, as time has gone on Helicals have become more popular for these types of projects. Concrete has been used for hundreds of years and take excavating below frostline, sliding in a sonotube, backfilling the form, then pouring concrete. The frostlines can be deeper than 4’, the reason for needing to follow these steps is the soil freezing and unfreezing making the ground unstable.
Issues with using Concrete Footings include:
Using Helical Piles instead of Concrete Benefits:
With most projects like a home, home addition, deck, sunroom, dock, or other foundation like this, the investment is large. It is important to ensure that the foundation is done right the first time to protect the investment.
PierTech Systems offers a variety of products like the Deck Bracket, and our Deck Pier System that include the Cross Lock system that will save you up to 50% on labor costs. This is on top of the standard helical piling system. Protect your investment today and contact us!