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Helical Piers

Living in a safe home is what every homeowner wants. But foundation settlement jeopardizes the well-being of your family and requires immediate, effective action. 

Helical piers before being installed.

Helical piers offer a robust and trustworthy approach to stabilizing a shifting foundation. If you’re dealing with foundation issues in your home, helical piers are instrumental in restoring stability and averting further decline. 

Since 1995, AquaGuard has specialized in top-tier foundation repairs, notably our helical piers. We proudly serve homeowners in Northen Georgia with unrivaled expertise and a focus on customer satisfaction. 

On this page, we will guide you through the advantages of employing helical piers to secure both your home and your investment. 

What Are Helical Piers? 

Helical piers—sometimes referred to as helical piles or screw anchors—are deep-rooted structural elements meant to redistribute the load from weak or shifting soil layers to firmer, more stable soil or bedrock. They offer a permanent solution to foundation settling issues. 

These advanced systems comprise steel rods with helical plates resembling oversized screws along the base. These plates function as anchors, enabling the piers to be securely twisted into the ground, granting outstanding load-bearing capacity. 

Incorporating helical piers is an essential part of an all-encompassing home repair plan, supplementing other home repair services such as basement waterproofing or crawl space repair

Using hydraulic machinery, helical piers are constructed to offer enduring support, assuring the long-term stability of your foundation. 

Signs You Need Helical Piers 

Look out for the following typical indications of a settling foundation as signs that you may require helical piers: 

Helical piers help address these issues effectively. Repairing them is vital if you want to avoid even costlier repairs in the future. 

Are Helical Piers Necessary? 

Absolutely. If you notice any of the signs listed above, installing helical piers should be a priority. Neglecting foundation problems will damage your home’s structural health, potentially introduce additional issues like mold, or inflate future repair costs. 

Early intervention with helical piers will protect your home and mitigate considerable future expenses. We provide an all-encompassing approach to assess the root causes of your foundation settlement, devising a holistic repair strategy. 

Although helical piers are effective, AquaGuard recognizes that they’re not the one-size-fits-all answer. Our array of foundation stabilization systems includes options like push piers and slab piers. During a complimentary inspection, we’ll tailor our recommendations to your specific needs. 

What Are the Benefits of Helical Piers? 

Our helical piers are trusted for their remarkable resilience and durability. Customizing each installation allows us to offer benefits like: 

  • Permanent Support: Anchoring to deeper, stable soil layers or bedrock offers a lasting solution. 
  • Instant Stabilization: Our certified installation halts further downward movement and ensuing damage. 
  • Lifting Potential: In certain scenarios, helical piers can elevate a sinking foundation to its original level. 
  • Longevity: Rest easy with our lifetime warranty, included with every pier system
  • Expert Setup: AquaGuard assures the highest-quality installation using modern foundation repair techniques. 
  • Comprehensive Home Strategy: The piers integrate seamlessly into our broader home repair services. 

How We Install Helical Piers 

At AquaGuard, the precise setup of helical piers demands the skills of our expert team. 

1. Property Evaluation 

Our seasoned professionals thoroughly inspect your property to determine the extent of foundation issues and the most suitable locations for pier installation. 

2. Ground Excavation 

Our crew starts by excavating around the foundation footer to access the best installation points. This may look messy at first, but it will be cleaned up at the end of the process.  

3. Insert Piers into Soil 

Upon preparing the footer, hydraulic machinery drives the piers into the ground. The installation torque is strictly monitored. 

4. Secure Bracket to Footer 

Upon reaching the desired depth, a robust steel bracket is affixed to the footer, linking the pier and the bracket, which then bears the building’s weight. 

5. Possible Lifting 

If the situation permits, hydraulic lift mechanisms are used to elevate sinking parts of the building back to a safer position. 

6. Restoration and Monitoring 

Post-installation, the area is restored and cleared of debris. Monitoring markers are placed on the external walls above each pier to track the stabilization process. 

Why Our Helical Piers Are the Best Choice for Your Home 

Helical piers boast unique advantages: 

  • Flexibility: Applicable for both new and existing structures and even challenging soil conditions. 
  • Quick Setup: Skilled installation happens relatively swiftly. 
  • Optional Maintenance: After installation, our team offers annual maintenance plans. If you choose to include this, we’ll make a yearly trip to ensure your new piers are in the best condition possible. 
  • Load Capacity: Strategically spaced for maximum support, ideal for lighter structures. 
  • Eco-friendly: Minimal landscaping disturbance and limited excavation. 
  • All-Season Installation: Suitable for year-round installation, weather permitting. 

Contact AquaGuard for Helical Piers Today! 

Don’t let a settling foundation compromise your home’s integrity. Act now—delaying only exacerbates and makes the problem more costly to fix. 

Get in touch with AquaGuard today for a complimentary, obligation-free inspection and quote. Our helical piers offer a robust, long-lasting solution for residents in Northern Georgia. Trust us for exceptional customer service and high-quality solutions. 

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