Helical Foundation Piers Expertly Installed throughout the Atlanta Area
Much of the Atlanta area is plagued with weak, loosely packed soil. This can be problematic for buildings and other structures in the area, as shifting soil structures can cause foundation issues to arise. To combat this problem, many business and property owners have turned to helical piering. Helical piering is a specific foundation repair process that uses threaded steel piers to stabilize a structure’s foundation.
How Helical Piering Works
During this process, the piers (which resemble giant screws) are inserted into the soil around the foundation’s perimeter using a hydraulic drill attached to an excavator. The piers are driven into the earth until they attach firmly to a substrate that is sturdy enough to support the structure’s load capacity. Once the threaded portion of the pier is firmly anchored in the substrate, the heads of the piers are attached to the base of the structure, restricting its movement. Brackets are then fastened to the base of the foundation walls, effectively transferring the weight of the structure to the helical piers and preventing further foundation settlement.
Helical piering is a convenient and relatively cost-effective method of foundation repair, and when completed properly, is considered a permanent solution to foundation problems. Helical piers typically take less time to install than concrete piles and the helical piering process is generally much less invasive than underpinning.
Reliable Foundation Repair Services
If you own or manage a commercial, industrial, or residential property in the Atlanta area that requires foundation piers, you can trust the geotechnical experts at Engineered Solutions of Georgia to get you back on solid ground. Since 2007, we’ve provided expert structural repair services to both commercial and residential clients in the Atlanta area and throughout the southeastern United States. With more than 150 combined years of experience, our team includes an on-site licensed professional engineer as well as several geotechnical experts who specialize in a variety of foundation repair methods including helical piering, resistance piering, underpinning, pressure grouting, and more. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction has earned us several industry accolades, and we proudly back our work with a triple warranty that covers materials, labor, and design.
Get Started Today
To learn if helical piers can remedy your foundation issues, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today. We are based in the Atlanta area and proudly serve clients throughout the southeastern United States.