Helical Piers

If you have uneven floors or cracked walls, your foundation could be in risk of serious damage. Helical piers are a great approach to foundation repair. CNT Foundations proudly installs helical piers in Charleston. Our contractors are driven to provide stability and strength to your home and your family for years to come. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free assessment.

How do helical piers help with foundation issues? Let’s investigate:

Helical Piers
The layout of where the piers will be installed into the residential foundation

Why does my foundation require helical piers?

Helical piers are used to stabilize foundations that have begun to settle because of insufficient help from the dirt beneath them. Foundation settlement can manifest in signs like:

  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Uneven floors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Cracking walls
  • Floor and wall gaps

These issues can either be early indications of foundation failure or the underlying manifestations of structural damage. Nevertheless, they need to be seen to immediately to keep the damage from spreading. Helical piers are used to support your foundation in any areas where it may already be lacking support.

How will helical docks repair my foundation?

Helical piers are like a vast screw that is threaded into the soil under your foundation. These piers are screwed into the ground until they achieve an appropriate depth and provide foundational support by discovering load-bearing soil that will lift your foundation back to its previous location and keep it supported. Helical piers are broadly used as a part of residential or commercial applications for everything from repairing your home's foundation or tilting chimney to supporting civil construction ventures.

Helical Piers versus Push Piers

CNT Foundations utilizes helical piers when we repair foundations because helical piers have a few favorable circumstances over push piers, including:

  • Helical piers are installed independently of your home
  • They have the capacity of a 2 to 1 security factor
  • Push piers don't cover as much of a surface area as helical piers
  • Helical piers have more bearing capacity
  • Helical docks have bolted connections Helical docks resist compression and tension loads
  • 100% of structural engineers suggest helical piers over push piers

CNT Foundations has a wide selection of installation equipment that we use to install helical piers in South Carolina. Our local staff will come to your home in Charleston to investigate your foundation problems and make recommendations for repairs that will work best for your home. Call 843-405-7022 for a free, no-commitment assessment today! We'll secure and fix your foundation so that you have a firm base for your future.

A helical pier installed beneath the foundation of a brick home