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The Foundation Supportworks Helical Pier System

What It Does:

Foundation Supportworks Push Piers are made of steel and include a set of helical blades on the lower section of the pier.

These piers are mechanically advanced into the soil using small construction equipment or hand equipment. As they are installed to appropriate depths and capacities, they prevent any future settlement issues. In many scenarios, these foundation piers will be able to lift your home back to level position by the completion of the installation.

Technical Features

  • Year-Round Installation
  • warrantied for 25 Years
  • Galvanized Steel Design Available
  • Suitable For Both Heavy & Light Loads
  • Does Not Rely on Weight of Structure For Depth & Capacity
  • Round Shaft Has High Resistance To Bending
  • Provides Opportunity to Attempt to Lift Foundation to Original Position

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How foundation helical pier systems work

helical-anchor-blade-illustration-thmFoundations will experience settlement issues when the soils below the house prove unable to support the weight of the structure. Helical pier systems create a solid supporting base that transfers the weight of your home downwards to strong supporting soils.

How Helical Piers Work

First, soil is removed from the area where the helical pier will be installed. Helical pier sections are mechanically “screwed”, or advanced, into the soil.

Helical Pier System Comparison

(Left) A foundation helical pier design that meets ICC (International Code Criteria) standards, with a true helix shape. (Right) A nonconforming blade, with more of a “duckbill” appearance. This makes it churn up and disturb the soil during installation.

Once proper depths and capacities are achieved, heavy duty steel foundation brackets are positioned below and against the foundation footing.

The weight of the home is then transferred through the helical piers to deep, competent soils. Lifting the home back towards its original position is attempted. Then, the soil around the foundation is carefully replaced.

Installing Helical Piers

The first section of the pier that is advanced into the ground has one or more helical blades (Or “bearing plates“) welded to the shaft. Additional sections do not heave bearing plates, and are instead used to extend the pier to the necessary installation depth.

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.

Helical piers can also be effective at closing cracks caused by settlement, as well as improving the operation of doors and windows.

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When To Use Foundation Helical Piers

With knowledge of local soil conditions, helical piers can be an ideal solution because the installing contractor will know exactly how deep to install the piers to reach a stable soil layer than can support your home. If your goals are the following, helical piers are a good choice:

  • You need the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position.
  • Lighter structures, such as decks or stoops, are in need of stabilization.
  • You’d like minimal disturbance during installation.
  • You’re looking for a fast, effective installation.
  • Restoring your property value is a priority.

Once your helical piers have been installed, you can count on your problem to be solved — once and for all!

Foundation Pier Application Chart

Removal &
Replacement
Concrete
Underpinning
Concrete
Piers
Helical
Piers
Push
Piers
New Construction Of Home Or Addition green checkmark
Can Be Installed From Home’s Interior green checkmark green checkmark green checkmark
Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Week green checkmark green checkmark green checkmark
Lowest Risk When Local Soil Information Is Unknown green checkmark
Stabilize Light Structures Such As Decks Or Stoops green checkmark green checkmark green checkmark
Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscaping green checkmark green checkmark green checkmark
Solution Extends Past Troubled Soils green checkmark green checkmark
Permanently Stabilize Foundation Without Maintenance green checkmark green checkmark
Ability To Lift Home Back To Level green checkmark green checkmark green checkmark

YOUR Certified Helical Pier Installers In Georgia!

At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we’re proud of our permanent, warrantied solutions for foundation settlement of all types. Our team of in-house, certified contractors have repaired settling foundations throughout Georgia, and we’re ready to help you.

If you would like a free foundation helical pier installation quote, call or e-mail us today! Each of our quotes comes at no obligation and includes an on-site inspection, free consultation, and a complimentary copy of our 90-page, color foundation repair book.

We’re proud to serve Marietta, Atlanta, Decatur, and all surrounding areas.

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