You’ve determined that your home needs helical piers installed to fix a settling foundation problem, but that leaves you with the question: how much room do helical piers need? In this video, we discuss just that!
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.