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Helical Piers

Living in an unstable home is something no homeowner wants to experience. But when your foundation is damaged that’s exactly what happens, and it’s a risk that needs immediate and professional attention. 

Helical piers offer a robust and dependable way to reinforce and mend deteriorating foundations. If you find yourself grappling with foundational issues or structural problems in your home, helical piers provide the essential support to regain stability and stop further complications. 

AFS specializes in premier foundation repairs—including helical pier installations—serving homeowners across the Southeast United States. We pride ourselves on delivering expert service coupled with customer satisfaction. 

This page will provide you with insights into how helical piers can shield your home and financial investment. 

What Are Helical Piers? 

Referred to interchangeably as helical piles or screw piles, helical piers are support structures designed to shift the weight of your home from weak soil to stronger, load-bearing bedrock. They offer a permanent fix to foundation issues like settlement or sinking

Comprising of steel rods with helical plates—much like massive screws—attached to their lower ends, these plates allow the piers to be twisted into the earth, offering steadfast support. 

Utilizing helical piers is a pivotal part of a comprehensive home restoration plan, which may also include solutions like basement fixes, moisture-proofing, or crawl space treatments. 

Engineered for long-term durability, helical piers installed with hydraulic machinery promise to keep your foundation stable for the foreseeable future. 

Signs You Need Helical Piers 

Helical piers are an excellent remedy if your home exhibits these frequent symptoms of a compromised foundation: 

It’s best to address these indicators right away to avoid exacerbating the problem, which could lead to escalating repair expenses. Consult a reputable foundation repair specialist like AFS to mitigate any additional deterioration. 

Are Helical Piers Necessary? 

If you’re encountering any of the symptoms listed above, helical piers are a necessity. Neglecting to tackle foundation issues quickly can cause even bigger problems and lead to additional complications like mold growth, ultimately costing you more in repairs. 

We advise early intervention by reinforcing your foundation with helical piers. This proactive step secures your home and mitigates the potential for major repair bills. 

As whole-home solution providers, we meticulously evaluate the full scope of issues stemming from foundation settlement. This allows us to craft a well-rounded plan to fortify your home’s structure. 

What Are the Benefits of Helical Piers? 

Our foundation pier systems are acclaimed for their unparalleled strength and longevity. If helical piers are necessary for your home’s specific needs, you’ll see valuable benefits: 

  • Permanent Support: Helical piers anchor deeply to provide lasting stability. 
  • Immediate Stabilization: Our certified team can halt further damage immediately upon installation. 
  • Potential Elevation: Helical piers may restore your foundation to its original level. 
  • Durability: Our piers come with a lifetime warranty for your peace of mind. 
  • Expertise: AFS assures top-notch installation quality. 
  • Integrated Home Solutions: Helical piers integrate effortlessly into our broader range of home repair services like basement waterproofing or crawl space repair. 

How We Install Helical Piers 

1. Site Analysis 

Our seasoned team conducts a free, comprehensive inspection to understand the extent of foundation issues and pinpoint the best locations for helical pier installation. 

2. Ground Excavation 

After the inspection, installation can begin. We start the process by excavating the soil in affected locations to reveal the foundational footer. 

3. Install Piers 

Post-preparation, hydraulic machinery is used to embed the piers deep into the earth, while closely monitoring torque levels. 

4. Secure Bracket 

Upon reaching the desired depth, a robust steel bracket is affixed to the footer. The pier is then capped, and the structure’s weight transferred to the new supports. 

5. Lifting Procedure 

Hydraulic lifts may be used to try and elevate any sinking parts of the structure. 

6. Site Restoration 

Post-installation, we backfill the excavated areas and remove any debris, leaving your property clean. Small markers are placed to facilitate future stability checks. 

Why Our Helical Piers Are the Best Choice for Your Home 

  • Versatility: Suitable for both new builds and existing home repairs. 
  • Quick Installation: Efficiently completed by professional installers. 
  • Load Capacity: Spaced strategically to maximize support. 
  • Eco-Friendly: Minimal landscape disruption and limited excavation. 
  • All-Season Use: Installation is possible year-round, weather permitting. 

Contact AFS for Helical Piers Today! 

Don’t let a failing foundation put your home at risk. The longer you delay, the more complex and costly the issues become. 

Reach out to AFS today for a free, no-obligation inspection and quote. Trust in our helical piers to offer a lasting fix for your foundation, backed by outstanding customer service and quality solutions. 

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