The foundation of your home is likely the single most important element of your home’s system. Without a stable and solid foundation, your home is at serious risk of structural damage and costly repairs. No matter the soil conditions and home location, it’s absolutely paramount that the foundation is structurally sound, which is why build sites that have unstable soil require different foundation methods. The helical pile foundation system is widely used in locations like beaches and areas where the soil is unstable, but how does it work? Here’s what you need to know:
How Helical Pile Foundation Systems Work
Helical piles are drilled into the ground using a hydraulic torque motor and act as anchors in the earth’s soil that will support the structure. Depending on the location and load bearing requirement, a helical pile can be drilled into the ground at depths ranging from 10 to 60 feet. Also, depending on soil conditions and content, more helical blades may be added with an engineered dual cutting edge.
The Benefits Of A Helical Pile Foundation System
- Fast Installation: Minimal turnaround time on your project.
- Pre-Engineered System: Capacity-to-torque ratio produces completely predictable installation results.
- Wide Variety of Piles & Capacities: Helical capacities ranging from 8 tons to 200 tons. Single and dual cutting edged helix’s from 8″-24″ in diameter and shafts from 2.87″ – 5.72″
- Temporary & re-useable tilt-up wall anchors: Making this an environmentally friendly foundation system.
- Small maneuverable installation equipment: Minimal equipment costs and no vibrations.
Helical pile foundation systems are the best protection solution for homes located in flood prone areas as they help to fortify a home’s foundation in unstable soil. Soon, helical piles will be required in all flood zone areas.
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