Helical Piers or Helical Piles
Helical piers, also known as helical piles, helical anchors, or screw piles, have been used for nearly 180 years to secure deep foundations and provide structural support. The extruded steel or composite shafts are twisted into the ground while monitoring torque to estimate holding capacity. They can secure buildings, railways, roads and other kinds of structures requiring a solid foundation.
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Proper selection and installation is critical to ensure long-term performance. With four generations of earthwork experience in Florida’s unique environmental conditions, the Johnson family is among the top installers of helical piles today.
Advantages of Helical Piers
Helical piers are cost-effective, long-lasting, quick to install, and ready for loading immediately, making them a smart choice over other foundation methods. They come in a wide variety of diameters and gauges. They are estimated to last as long as 75-150 years, depending on how they are manufactured and moisture and ph of the surrounding soil.
Good for the Environment
Helical piers reduce environmental impact compared to excavated foundations requiring heavy earthwork and haulaway. They can be placed close to existing structures without disturbing or damaging them. They are also easier to remove when a structure is no longer needed.