Reliable Helical Pile Repair System for Mississippi Homes
Cracked foundations, uneven floors, slanted slabs, lifted sidewalks, and doors and windows that won’t open all point to problems with your home’s foundation. The Helical pile repair system in Mississippi can stabilize your homes foundation without extensive excavation and is a long term solution. However, it's important to work with a reliable, reputable company that specializes in this area.
Foremost Foundations & Construction can install a helical pile system to help protect your building and prevent further damage to your structure.
How Helical Piles Repair Works
Do you need help repairing your home’s foundation to prevent any further issues? Foremost Foundations & Construction uses helical piles to solve this problem and restore your home’s foundation.
Known as helical piles or piers, they are made of steel tubing and come in a variety of different sizes. The lead pile typically has between 2- 5 helix (round plates) that are spaced apart which turn into the soil like a screw would to a piece of wood. The amount of weight a pile can carry is based on the diameter of the pile. Once we have determined the weight of your home, we can then design the correct number of piles and the correct size pile(s) it will take to stabilize your foundation. The piles are then installed to a certain depth and pressure, which is correlated back to the amount of weight each pile can carry. Most piles are designed with a 2:1 safety factor when calculating the amount of weight, they can carry.
Installing Helical Piles for Foundation Repairs
Installing helical piles for foundation repairs involves four distinct steps, as follows:
First, we remove the soil next to your foundation and undermine the grade-beam or footer. This makes room for the helical piles to be installed, which are hydraulically screwed into the soil at a certain pressure
Once the piles are installed to a certain depth and have achieved the pressure needed, we then place a heavy-duty steel bracket on the pile and under the foundation footing.
This system transfers the weight of your home deep into load bearing soil which then stabilizes your foundation.
We then back fill the holes with the soil and clean up the area of work.
We also perform other commercial foundation repair services to keep your building on an even keel.
When to Use Helical Piles for Foundation Repair
We provide an evaluation to determine the existing condition of your foundation and the best pile plan to repair it. Most Structural Engineers recommend helical piles for repair because they are a proven system that is being constantly measured via the pressure when they are installed. This proves that they are then able to bear the weight of the structure and provide a long term solution for your home.
We recommend using the helical pile repair system in Mississippi in the following situations:
You want to a long-term solution that is a proven method of foundation repair.
You want to stabilize other structures like your deck, shed, stoop, or other buildings.
You want a solution that can be installed quickly and with minimum disruption.
You want fast, efficient service.
You are ready to sell your property and want to increase the value by using the best repair method.
For cost-effective solutions to your foundation settlement issues, we recommend helical piles or similar solutions. Call us at (601) 405-1052 or request an appointment online for residential foundation repair in Central and South Mississippi or Mobile, AL.