Reinforcing New & Repairing Existing Foundation Structures
Helical piers (also known as helical piles) are used to repair an existing structure and also for new construction in place of micropiles, caissons, geopiers or other deep foundation systems. They can also be used instead of an over-excavation. The helical pier can be both time and cost effective.
When helical piers are used to repair an existing structure, they are “screwed” into the soil until a pre-determined torque is reached. A bracket is then placed on the steel shaft and positioned under the footing of the structure, transferring the load of the structure to the helical piers. The structure can then be stabilized or lifted back level.
Helical Pier Systems from Pier Tech
Bougalis Inc offers Helical Pier Systems from Pier Tech which has been manufacturing the finest earth anchoring products for over 94 years. Specializing in foundation repair, Grip-Tite® products help contractors and homeowners fix bowed walls, sinking slabs, sagging floors, foundation settlement, basement wall failure and other foundation problems including new construction issues.
Helical piers can be referred to as helical piers, screw-piles, steel screw-in foundations, screw piers, helical piles, helical anchors, screw anchors and screw foundations. Use of helical piers dates back to the mid 1800’s when they were used extensively in the building of lighthouses.
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