What Are Helical Piers

If you need help lifting your home or lighter structures like decks or sheds back to their original position, Supportworks helical piers might be the answer you need. These piers are made of steel and include a set of helical blades on the lower section of the pier.

Helical piers can stabilize settling foundations by connecting footings and walls to solid, load-bearing soils. In many scenarios, these foundation piers will be able to lift your home back to the level position by the completion of the installation. The team at Baird Foundation Repair is ready to help you with the latest repair and installation services.

How Helical Pier Foundation Systems Work

Foundations will experience settlement issues when the soils below the house prove unable to support the weight of the structure. Foundation repair products, like helical pier systems, create a solid supporting base that transfers the weight of your home downwards to strong supporting soils.

The helical-shaped plates on the shank of a helical pier are engineered so that the pier can be turned into the ground like a giant screw.

Rotational resistance is measured as the pier is installed to ensure that it is solidly anchored in the soil. Helical piers can be installed from either the exterior or interior of your home, providing an opportunity to lift your home back to its original position by the end of the installation time.

Why Traditional Poured Concrete Deck Piers Can’t Compare

Holes can’t be dug and piers can’t be poured in rainy or freezing weather. Postbase hardware must be carefully placed in the top of the pier while the concrete is still wet. Construction is delayed while the concrete hardens. Worst of all, when a concrete pier is mistakenly installed off the layout grid, you’ve wasted a significant amount of time and money.

Steel helical deck piers eliminate all the frustrations mentioned above. Designed to accept standard steel support brackets for 4×4 or 6×6 posts, these specialized piers do away with weather delays because they can be installed regardless of temperature and precipitation conditions.

No Excavation, No Mess And No Waiting

Since no excavation is required, and no concrete either, these piers can be used in many different situations. Common applications of this time-saving structural system include the following:

  • Decks, porches and pavilions
  • Sheds and storage buildings
  • Sunrooms
  • Elevated walkways
  • Mobile homes

Helical deck piers take advantage of proven structural engineering technology used for years to repair damaged foundations and overcome problems caused by weak and unstable soil conditions.

Weak or unstable soil close to the surface isn’t a problem because piers can be driven to reach strong, stable soil at greater depths. A skid steer or other compact hydraulic machinery can handle the installation.

We Install Helical Piers In Texas!

At Baird Foundation Repair, we want to help you restore the value of your home through structural stability. To this end, we have a wide variety of repair solutions that can address foundation problems of any kind.

To schedule your appointment, reach out to us today! Our service area includes San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi, Converse, Seguin, Canyon Lake, Alice and the surrounding areas in South Texas.