Helical Anchors and Tiebacks for Commercial Services
Stabilizing Foundations in Illinois and Iowa
MidAmerica Basement Systems cares for much more than your basement. Our system design and repair specialists are concerned with the safety of your entire home, and that starts at your foundation. When your home is sinking or settling improperly, early intervention and repair is key to maintaining the structural integrity of your property. For more than 30 years, we’ve provided quality patented products to leave our customers with permanent warrantied solutions underfoot.
Helical Anchors & Tiebacks for Residential & Commercial Foundation Repair
To stabilize Iowa and Illinois foundations, we typically use helical anchors, which are often referred to as tiebacks. These provide lateral stability to foundation walls and retaining walls with unbalanced pressures from the surrounding soils. Helical anchors can be installed with a variety of equipment, including hand-held equipment, mini-excavators, skid steers, backhoes, trackhoes, or crane-supported rigs. That versatility of installation, paired with the system’s ability to be immediately loaded and tested, makes helical anchor systems convenient and economical solutions for both residential and commercial foundation stabilization projects.
Design and Advantages
Often homeowners are under the impression that helical piles, screw piles, helical piers, helical anchors, helix piers, and helix anchors are all synonymous terms for the same product, but each is slightly different. For example, “pier” usually refers to a helical foundation system loaded using axial compression, while the term "anchor" typically references systems loaded using axial tension.
A helical anchor system is comprised of a steel foundation system with one central shaft that has one or more helix-shaped bearing plates (commonly referred to as blades) welded to the lead section. To install them, a helical anchor must be “screwed” into the ground with the application of torque, all the way past the foundation and into competent load-bearing soils. The upper portion of the product is attached to your home’s footing to hold it in place, shifting some of the weight of your home off of the foundation and onto the anchors. Their design makes them easy to install but difficult to move, which is exactly what’s needed to ensure stability for years to come
Contact MidAmerica Basement Systems for Helical Anchor Installation
When you’re worried about an improperly settling commercial or residential foundation in Iowa or Illinois, MidAmerica Basement Systems has the system design and repair specialists to tackle any job. Contact our team by phone or through our online form to schedule your free foundation inspection and repair estimate today.