Why a Commercial Helical Piles Repair is a Permanent Solution
Updated: Feb 2
If your commercial property is experiencing foundation problems, such as settlement or heaving, you have a couple of different options for repair. Examples include polyurethane injections, concrete pressed piles, slabjacking and helical piers. Not all of these repair options will work, as it depends on the damage, the soil conditions, your budget, your timeline and other factors.
For instance, polyurethane foam jacking is a fast and cost-effective way to repair foundations. However, when it comes to commercial properties, helical piers will provide you with the most reliable and greatest lifting capacity. This is why we typically recommend a commercial helical piles repair for industrial and commercial buildings, as it’s a sturdy and permanent solution.
Let’s learn more about a helical piles repair, what it entails and why it’s a long-lasting solution that you can count on.
What is a Helical Pile or Pier?
A helical pier is a manufactured steel screw used when building or correcting a foundation. Helical piers can support just about anything, ranging from skyscrapers to residential walkways.
Special equipment is used to twist the helical pile into the ground like a corkscrew. The pier is permanently installed in order to support the structure. It can also be specially made to meet the load requirements for the project.
There are differences in the quality and durability of helical piers. Foremost Foundations and Construction uses the best products to ensure your commercial property is protected. Our helical piers can last up to 150 years!
Why are Helical Piers a Permanent Solution?
The reason why helical piers are a permanent solution is because the installation process measures torque in real-time, allowing contractors to know the piles have been installed to the correct capacity.
At Foremost Foundations and Construction, our contractors can immediately tell that the helical piles have been installed correctly. The piles can also be installed quickly and easily compared to other methods, saving time and money.
Not only do we recommend helical piers for repairing foundations, but also new construction projects when a deep foundation system is needed to carry large loads. In both situations, your engineer will design the piles to account for the weight of the building and the soil conditions.
When to Use Helical Piles
Helical piers are used to create new foundations, underpin weakening foundations and stabilize existing foundations that need to accommodate heavier loads. They are a great solution when soil conditions are not suitable for the weight of a structure. We recommend a commercial helical piles repair for the following:
Oil and gas industry
Buildings and bridges
Basement walls and retaining walls
Cell phone tower foundations
Lighting pole foundations
If you are in need of a repair for your commercial foundation, contact Foremost Foundations and Construction today. We have the high-quality foundation repair solutions you are looking for!