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Helical Underpinning

helical underpinningHelical Underpinning Resolves Soil-Related Foundation Problems

Contractors and engineers alike have been using helical piers in foundation repairs since the early 1800s. They can be used to stabilize your sagging and shifting home and there is almost no foundation repair that is completed without the installation and use of the helical pier. The piers are one of the two most common designs for structural repairs in homes. They are a most sought after choice when a repair for stabilization of a light structural load is present. Other uses include unstable rock foundations or when a very deep load-bearing stratum is present.

Whether you are experiencing issues in your crawl space, basement or your slab, you need a company that will treat you with respect and protects your largest asset. Tar Heel Foundation Solutions has just what you are looking for.

This infographic illustrates the process of helical underpinning, and key facts about how it works.

Helical Underpinning Installation Process

No matter the time of year or the weather conditions at hand, the installation process allows us to do the repairs. Anytime and under any type of weather we will be there. Only small equipment is required for these installations, so there will be little disturbance to your home and its surroundings. The helical piers are mechanically installed by screwing them deep into the soil. We closely monitor the installation to assure optimum capacity. Once we have them at their capacity location, we will install and attach an underpinning steel foundation bracket to the piers. In a carefully maneuvered switch, the weight of your home is transferred onto the piers. Then the weight is put onto the soils below. The new underpinning will ensure no future sagging and shifting of your home.

Give Tar Heel Foundation Solutions a call today for all of your helical underpinning foundation contractor needs and let’s get started getting your home and foundation back to square one.

The number one problem reported by homeowners is a soil-related foundation problem. This could be caused by poor compaction, overloading, excessive organic material present in the soil, expansive soils that expand and contract with changes in the moisture content, and erosion. Any of these conditions will wreak havoc on your home’s foundation and over time will begin to cause structural damages.

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