Over time, foundations may settle due to a variety of factors. Some reasons include evaporation, transpiration, plumbing leaks, improper drainage, and ground movement. To repair foundations, there are several options to choose from ranging from tearing out old concrete and using replacement concrete to concrete pressed piles. However, the most common repair method is helical piers.
What is a helical pier? A helical pier is a steel shaft, similar to a large screw. It contains helical bearing plates welded to a central steel shaft. The preferred process to repair your home’s foundation involves footing excavation and preparation. They are screwed into the ground until they reach stable soil. The pier transfers the load of the structure through weak soil to more deeper, suitable soil in the ground. Next, the hydraulic manifold lift allows for synchronized lifting. Finally, the process is complete and the foundation is back to normal. Helical piers are a deep foundation repair solution that is ideal for applications where there is a need to resist tension or compressive force or both. These applications include:
Homes with cracks
New foundation projects
Projects with limited space
Commercial and residential applications
Walkways, boardwalks, or bridges
Soil retention or shoring
If you suspect foundation problems, look for signs of foundation failure. Some common warning signs include sloping floors, cracks, bowing walls, gaps between walls, ceilings, and floors, or doors and windows that stick. If you notice any of these signs, contact our experts right away to avoid further damage and costly repairs.
Benefits of Helical Piers in Florida
Helical piers are made specifically for foundation repairs. That means you get an advanced product with your situation in mind. Not all helical piers are equal. We only use the best to get top-notch results. Many times helical piers and helical anchors are the best solution for your foundation project due to one of the following factors:
Ease of Installation
Little to No Vibration
Immediate Load Transfer upon Installation
Installed Torque Correlates to Capacity
Easily Load Tested to Verify Capacity
Installs Below Active Soils
All Weather Installation
Little to No Disturbance to Job site
Economical foundation repair solution
Prevents further settlement
Helical piers are also used for commercial foundation stabilization in Florida. We have extensive experience in getting commercial foundations back to their original strength and stability. At the first sign of foundation failure, contact us. We are the leader in foundation repair in Jacksonville, FL and the entire state of Florida. We have the experience and use the best products available for your foundation repair. The sooner the repair is done, the better. Your home is a big investment. Protect it by letting the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida give you a free inspection and find the best solution for your repair needs. We also offer seawall repair in Central Florida, including the cities of Tallahassee, Lake City and Jacksonville, FL and the surrounding areas. Contact us today!
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Our approach to solving below-ground related concerns, such as weak soils and ground subsidence or sinkholes, stems from our knowledge of the engineering properties and geology of each subject site.