Helical piles (also known as helical piers) are used to repair an existing structure and also for new construction in place of micropiles, caissons, geopiers or other deep foundation systems. They can also be used instead of over-excavation. The helical pile can be both time and cost-effective for many Wichita residents.
How Are Helical Piers Installed?
When helical piles are used to repair an existing structure, they are “screwed” into the soil until a pre-determined torque is reached. A bracket is then placed on the steel shaft and positioned under the footing of the structure, transferring the load of the structure to the helical piers. The structure can then be stabilized or lifted back level.
Helical piles have been in use for almost 200 years, and more recently have become more popular with engineers and contractors. They are a popular choice, used often instead of more costly alternatives for foundation repair.
Advantages of Helical Piers:
- Lead sections and extensions can be configured to achieve design depth and capacity
- Minimal excavation required around foundation area
- Installs quickly with small or handheld equipment
- Vibration-free installation
- Piles can be driven throughout the year
- Installs in areas with limited or tight access without generating spoils
We have over 25 years of experience in installing and maintaining foundation repair solutions in the Wichita area. We value your health and safety and will complete a full inspection of your home to determine the cause of the problem. If you have discovered any damage or serious foundation issues, don't hesitate to call our team for expert help. You'll even receive a free quote!