Friday, June 27th, 2014
When to use it
With knowledge of local soil conditions, helical piers can be an ideal solution because the installing contractor will know exactly how deep to install the piers to reach a stable soil layer that can support your home. If your goals are the following, helical piers are a good choice:
- Attempt to lift the home back toward its original position.
- Stabilize lighter structures that have settled, such as decks or stoops.
- Restore property value.
- Problem solved once and for all!
When NOT to use it
- Less experienced helical pier installers may not advance the pier deep enough if a stiff soil layer is encountered near the surface, which may be above the deeper problematic soil layer.