Helical piers

 

Helical piers are generally used for lifting or stabilizing a foundation settlement problem. Helical piers are also utilized for new construction applications where soil conditions are understood to be poor as a preventative method of avoiding foundation settlement. AJN Construction Helical Piers

 

 
Advantages:

  • Helical piers can be installed in confined areas
  • There are no soil spoils when installed
  • Helical piers reflect the soil strength parameters as they are installed
  • Helical piers don’t require the weight of a structure to be installed
  • The piers are galvanized high strength steel and combine the advantages of a pipe push pier and a helical pier
  • Bolted extensions are added for additional depth if needed
  • Installs quickly and virtually vibration free.

Disadvantages:

Installers must be trained and experienced.