Foundation Support Using Helical Piers
Helical piers in New England are used to support existing structures as well as to provide support for new construction. In compression, they are used as footers and in tension, they may be used to support retaining or foundation walls. Helical piers are essentially a large screw that is drilled into the earth to a specified depth by using a hydraulic motor on the back of a backhoe or skid steer. It’s a fast and easy way to install a foundation system. For all your helical piers needs in New England, count on Atlas Systems of New England.
A helical pile is a deep foundation support system used to support or resists any load or application in either compression (down), tension (up) or lateral (side). The helical pier is comprised of three elements. The pile is installed applying a torsion force to the pier via a hydraulic motor. The torque applied during installation when applied to an empirical conversion factor typically indicates ultimate capacity.
New Construction Piers
Advantages of Helical Piles for New Construction include:
- Vibration free installation
- No spoils
- Very rapid mobilizations
- Quick rate of installation
- Predictable load capacities
- Field verified quality assurance with torque testing
- Low overhead requirements