Helical Pier drilling is a method that uses anchors to attach structures to the ground in difficult soil conditions. It’s not recommended to use a conventional foundation system.
Learn more about Helical Piers
Helical Pier Drilling is a method that uses anchors to attach structures to the ground in areas where soil conditions are not ideal. These piers are made of a steel shaft and helical. They look like a large screw and can be used to secure any structure attached to them. This pier is particularly useful when drilling is not possible due to unfavorable ground conditions.
The helical pier transfers load from the shaft to the soil using the attached spiral plates. Their helical shape means that they don’t augur in soil. Instead, they are screwed into the soil with little disturbance. Because the helical are spaced apart they can act as separate, load-bearing components that provide a solid foundation for structures.
When is Helical Pier Drilling Best?
Helical Piers are suitable for both residential and commercial applications. They can be used in driven piles and mini-piles as well as caissons. These piers are great for use when a foundation is damaged or when the soil is very unstable. Ground with very soft layers or high levels of moisture can cause this.
It is possible that several foundations in the area have been damaged. In such cases, pier drilling could be very beneficial. You should look out for signs such as uneven floors, large gaps between doors and windows, cracks on walls and ceilings, leaning chimneys, and cracks in basement walls.
For industrial flooring repairs, drilling helical-piers can be very helpful because it can be done quickly and without causing disruption to business operations. If the bedrock is very close to the surface, pier drilling is not an option. Drilling would be very difficult and the helical wouldn’t adhere to the ground.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top companies for Septic pumping in Prineville Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!