New Constructions & Helical Piers
Oftentimes, when we think of foundation repairs, we think of older foundations or worn-out basement floors. We may think of the soils beneath our foundation that are causing hydrostatic pressure. We may even be wondering why our doors and windows are sticking.
However, on top of fixing already failed foundations, preventing future foundation problems is also very important. In fact, when considering new construction, there are foundation proponents and products that can be put into place to prevent future failures. For instance, using helical piers bring many benefits to new construction.
Advantages Of Using Helical Piers
Helical piers (also known as helical piles) are often the first choice when it comes to building foundations in new construction projects. Some of the benefits of using helical piers in new constructions are as follows:
- Easy to install
- Have a wide array of applications including both compressions and tension
- Can be used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings
- Have an effective load-bearing capacity
- Specifically designed to eliminate shifting in unstable soil
- Improve structural integrity of the foundation
Prevention is Key
In new constructions, helical piers will prevent or minimize foundation cracks and major structural damage in the future. How? Helical piers are driven deep into the earth below active soils. This allows your home or business to be anchored in stable soils. This differs from concrete which settles and breaks over time. If you want to eliminate future warranty claims and solve the crack problems before they occur, contact a professional foundation expert to discuss issues before you begin the building process. Better yet, helical piers are designed to last as long as the structure they support. Depending on soil levels, these piers can last a lifetime.
Check out the video below that summarizes the benefits of using helical piers in new constructions.