What are Helical Piles?

Building across Worcester County & Metrowest since 2016

Before you embark on your dream addition, it’s crucial to lay the right foundation, but you might be uncertain about your options. They include:

  • Poured concrete with a basement
  • Crawl space with 4-foot stem walls
  • Bigfoot concrete piers
  • Helical piles

While all these options have their advantages, most traditionally require significant site work and extensive excavation, potentially transforming your yard into a construction site and necessitating years of landscaping to restore its original condition.

Today, we’ll delve into option 4, helical piles, a remarkable foundation solution that offers numerous benefits for construction projects.

What Are Helical Piles?

Helical piles, also known as screw piles, are deep foundation elements that function like giant screws. They are driven into the ground to provide foundational support for a wide range of structures, from small residential buildings to large commercial complexes. Installation involves a hydraulic machine that measures torque loads, allowing the piers to penetrate the ground to depths of seven to fifteen feet.

Why Choose Helical Piles?

  • Versatility: Helical piles adapt to various soil types, making them suitable for numerous projects, whether it’s extending a kitchen, adding a new room, or constructing a deck or outdoor living space.

  • Speed and Efficiency: Installation is quick and minimally invasive, causing less disruption to your property and enabling faster completion of your renovation projects. Most helical pile installations can be completed in just a day, and construction on them can begin immediately afterward.

  • Durability: Designed to endure extreme conditions, helical piles provide a durable foundation for your remodeled space. Some piers come with warranties that extend up to 50 years before maintenance is required. Furthermore, their installation doesn’t necessitate excavation, preserving the soil and grading around your home.

  • Eco-Friendly: Helical piles represent an environmentally friendly choice due to their minimally invasive installation method, which avoids disturbing the soil and surrounding landscape.

Interested in learning how helical piles can enhance your next remodeling project? Contact us today to explore how we can help bring your dream space to life!

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