Helical Piers

What are the Signs you Need Helical Piers?

cracks in brick

doors sticking

windows not functioning

wall leaning out

cracks in sheetrock

unlevel floors

Helical Pier Diagram

What is a Helical Pier?

A helical pier is a round, galvanized steel pipe. Connected to the piping is a bracket, that bolts to the pipe and sits benethe the footer. The footer will rest on the helical. The helical will rest on rock bed. 

What are the Benefits of Helical Pier Installation?

The piers are installed deep underground so that they can anchor into stable soil layers below the top, shifting layers. Helical pier installation involves rotational force, screwing the pier into the earth. This gives the pier added stability that ensures a durable repair solution for your sinking foundation.

We know that every foundation is different, that’s why our team of experts is fully trained to handle helical pier installation and troubleshooting techniques. We also have a team of foundation repair specialists that can inspect your property. Contact us today if you live in the southern Tennessee or northern Alabama areas. We offer free estimates and quality service.

If you are experiencing cracks in your drywall, foundation or home’s exterior, contact Affordable Foundation in the Tennessee and Birmingham or Huntsville Alabama areas. These are warning signs that you have a failing foundation that can be repaired by installing a helical pier. Helical piers have been used since the early 1800’s to stabilize settling foundations. Today they can be applied to light structural loads, unstable soil or very deep load-bearing layers. They are used to correct foundation problems caused by poor soil compaction, erosion or organic soils.

What are helical piers? A helical pier is a steel shaft with multiple twisted helix plates. It resembles a large screw that is capable of supporting all types of structures. They are designed to correct, stabilize and support existing foundations that have settled by transferring the load of the structure through the weak soil to more suitable soil.