Helical piers, are large steel rods that resemble giant screws. They are hydraulically rotated deep into the ground.
There are also other terms used for the same thing, also known as helical piles, screw piles, helix piers, helical anchors, and more.
Helical piles are used in order to support structures. They attach to a house’s foundation and pin deep into the ground. In addition, the weight of the structure also gets evenly balanced on top of them.
Foundations supported with helical anchors are especially beneficial for areas where the soil conditions are not as ideal for normal foundations. For example, they are extremely beneficial for homes on slopes, hills or areas with high soil moisture.
As a result of helical anchors, there is not as much excavation required in comparison to the amount of excavation a house foundation on a hillside would need without them.
They can also be used to repair existing foundations that are weak or have problems.
There is no need to determine this on your own. One of our experts can come by and provide you with a free foundation inspection in order to determine this for you.
If it turns out it is something that would be beneficial for your home, we can let you know and provide you with a free estimate for the job.
No, helical piers do not cause a lot of disturbance in soil. On the contrary, helical piers cause much less disturbance in soil in comparison to other foundation solutions that require excavation.