How Do Helical Piers Work?

You’ve determined that your foundation needs helical piers, but you’re not sure how they work. In this video we discuss how helical piers work and what they do.

A helical pier is a steel shaft with screw-like plates on the end. This pier is screwed through the ground outside of your home until it hits stable, undisturbed soil. The pier has a steel bracket that is positioned under your foundation’s footing, much like the seat of a chair, to give the wall support and hold it in place. This bracket allows the pier to leverage the resistance between the deep solid ground at the bottom of the pier and your home.

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