Fix Foundation Settlement with Helical Piers
Foundation settlement is a problem no homeowner wants to face. Fortunately, there are many different options available to repair your foundation. At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we offer helical piers for foundation repair to prevent further settling and restore your home’s value.
Warrantied Push Piers for Stabilizing Settling Foundations
What It Does:
Supportworks helical piers are made of steel and include a set of helical blades on the lower section of the pier. They are drilled deep down into load-bearing soil in order to support the weight of your foundation and lift your home back up to its original position.
- 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
How Foundation Helical Pier Systems Work
Foundations settle because the soil in the ground is weak and can’t support the foundation’s weight. Helical piers are installed deep into the soil in order to support the weight of your foundation.
(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.
Installing Helical Piers
The piers are mechanically screwed deep down into the ground until they reach load-bearing soil that can support the weight of your home. The piers include blades that help them dig deep into the ground to reach the proper depth. Once that is reached, steel brackets are installed to secure the foundation footing.
The piers then transfer your home onto the soil and are adjusted to lift your home back to its original position before your foundation settled. Our team will then replace the soil that was excavated and fill it in around your home.
Once the helical piers are installed, any issues caused by your foundation settlement should be fixed. This includes wall cracks, uneven floors, or sticking doors and windows.
When To Use Foundation Helical Piers
While there are many different foundation repair solutions available, helical piers are a good solution for the following reasons:
- You need 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 foundation settlement problems to be solved! Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.