Everyone deserves to live in a safe home. When your foundation settles, it poses safety risks to your family that must be addressed promptly and effectively.
Helical piers are a reliable and effective solution for stabilizing and repairing your foundation. If you are experiencing foundation settlement or structural issues in your home, helical piers provide the necessary support to restore stability and prevent further damage.
At Indiana Foundation Service, we specialize in first-class foundation repairs, including SettleStop™ Helical Pier installations. We serve our neighbors with our expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction.
By reading this page, you will learn how helical piers can safeguard your home and your investment.
What Are Helical Piers?
Helical piers transfer structural loads from unstable soil to bedrock or stable strata. Steel shafts with helical plates are screwed into the ground to create anchors that provide excellent load-bearing capacity.
This system stabilizes foundations permanently and can lift settling sections. It is a crucial part of a comprehensive home repair plan that includes services like basement repair, waterproofing, and crawl space encapsulation.
Helical piers are installed using hydraulic equipment and engineered for long-lasting support, ensuring your foundation remains stable for years.
Signs You Need Helical Piers
Helical piers provide an excellent solution if your home is displaying any of these common signs of a settling foundation:
- Foundation wall cracks
- Cracks in drywall
- Drywall nail pops
- Cracks in brickwork
- Leaning or cracked chimney
- Doors and windows that stick
- Uneven floors
- Cracks in the floor
- Gaps in the floor
It is important to address these signs promptly to prevent the problems from worsening. Delaying repairs can lead to higher costs in the long run. Seeking assistance from a trusted foundation repair expert, such as Indiana Foundation Service, is crucial to prevent further damage.
Are Helical Piers Necessary?
Helical piers can be crucial if you’re experiencing any of the issues above. Delaying foundation repairs can worsen the problems, increasing the risk of structural damage and mold growth, leading to higher repair costs.
We recommend stabilizing your foundation early with helical piers to safeguard your home and prevent significant repair expenses. As leaders in providing whole-home solutions, we take a comprehensive approach to identifying all issues resulting from foundation settlement. We then develop an integrated repair plan to protect your investment.
While helical piers are a valuable foundation solution, Indiana Foundation Service understands that it may not be the only option for every situation. Our range of foundation pier systems, including push piers and slab piers, can also provide significant benefits to your home. During a free inspection, our experts assess your needs and recommend the best solution for your unique situation.
What Are the Benefits of Helical Piers?
Our SettleStop™ Helical Pier System has earned a well-deserved reputation for its exceptional strength and durability. We take pride in tailoring each installation to perfectly suit your unique home, ensuring that you can enjoy a range of valuable benefits, including:
- Permanent Reinforcement: Helical piers permanently stabilize foundations by anchoring to bedrock or denser soil deep beneath softer surface dirt, providing a long-term solution.
- Prevents Additional Damage: When installed by our certified team, helical piers provide immediate stabilization, stopping downward movement and preventing further damage from settlement.
- Potential to Lift Settled Foundations: Depending on the specifics of your project, helical piers may even raise your settling foundation back into its proper position, restoring your home’s original structure.
- Longevity: Our helical piers are designed to last, giving you peace of mind with a lifetime warranty.
- Expert Installation: Indiana Foundation Service guarantees the highest quality installation of helical piers, ensuring their effectiveness.
- Comprehensive Home Solution: Helical piers fit seamlessly into our broader home repair strategy, providing an integrated solution.
Choose Indiana Foundation Service’s proprietary solutions and expert services to experience the full benefits. Our helical piers offer advantages that generic or big-box store products cannot match.
How We Install Helical Piers
The installation process for SettleStop™ Helical Piers is very precise and requires the expertise of foundation repair professionals. Our team at Indiana Foundation Service follows a careful approach to ensure the optimal stabilization of your property:
1. Site Assessment
Our experts thoroughly inspect your property to determine the extent of foundation issues and identify the best locations for helical pier installation.
2. Exterior Excavation
The installation crew begins by excavating the ground to uncover the foundation footer.
3. Advance Piers into Soil
Crews use hydraulic equipment to screw the piers deep into the soil, preparing the foundation for support. The amount of torque used to install the piers is carefully monitored.
4. Attach Footing Bracket
Once the pier reaches the proper depth, we secure a heavy-duty steel bracket to the footing. The pier is then capped with a plate connecting it to the bracket. The weight of the structure is shifted onto the piers.
5. Attempt to Lift the Structure
We may attempt to lift settling portions of the structure by attaching hydraulic lift equipment and applying additional pressure.
6. Backfill and Benchmark
At Indiana Foundation Service, we take pride in restoring disturbed areas during installation, while removing debris to keep your property clean and intact. Additionally, we place small rivets as benchmarks above each pier’s location in the exterior wall. This process ensures your home’s stability during yearly maintenance checks.
We are the leading foundation repair experts in Indiana. We will evaluate your situation and install helical piers for optimal stabilization. Trust Indiana Foundation Service for the best helical pier installation available.
Why Our Helical Piers Are the Best Choice for Your Home
The SettleStop™ Helical Piers provide unique benefits, including:
- Versatility: These piers can be used for new constructions and for repairing existing foundation issues. They work well in areas where soil conditions are challenging.
- Speed of Installation: Professional installers complete the installation process efficiently and relatively quickly.
- Load-Bearing Capacity: The helical piers are strategically placed to maximize load-bearing capacity. They are particularly useful for lighter structures.
- Environmentally Friendly: The pier installation process creates minimal disturbance to the surrounding landscape and requires limited excavation, which minimizes the impact on your property.
- Year-Round Use: Helical piers can be installed year-round, weather permitting.
Contact Indiana Foundation Service for Helical Piers Today!
Prevent damage to your home from foundation settlement by acting at the first sign of settlement. Delaying repairs can lead to more severe and costly damage over time.
If you are experiencing foundation settlement issues, contact Indiana Foundation Service today to schedule a free inspection and estimate. Our team can provide a solution using helical piers to stabilize your foundation and potentially restore it to its original position. Our exceptional customer service and high-quality solutions have earned the trust of residents in Central and Southern Ohio.
The cost of installing helical piers varies depending on project size and the number of piers required. At Indiana Foundation Service, we offer competitive pricing and flexible financing options to make the solution affordable for our customers.
Helical piers can be used for various foundation types, including concrete slab foundations and basement foundations. To determine whether helical piers are a good fit for your home, contact Indiana Foundation Service for a free inspection.
Yes, helical piers can be used in various soil types, including sandy, clay, and rocky soils. They are particularly effective in Indiana’s silt and expansive clay-based soils.
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