Commercial Helical Piles
The most versatile deep foundation alternative for new construction is the helical pile system. Tough, durable, high-grade beams support heavy industrial and commercial column and wall loads. These systems are installed in a variety of ways, making them one of the most flexible choices for commercial foundation projects. Embedded with hand-held devices, mini-excavators, skid steers, trackhoes, backhoes or crane-supported rigs, helical piles can be installed even in areas of limited access.
Helical piles can also be used to repair sinking or settling foundations. The devices are mechanically pushed (“screwed”) deep into the ground, until solid load-bearing soil is found. Heavy-duty, L-shaped steel foundation brackets are attached to the top of the helical piles and then mounted against the footing. The weight of the existing building is then transferred through the piles from the unstable soils to sturdy, stable soil or bedrock.
Benefits of Helical Pile Systems:
- Helix blade configuration eases embedment and boosts capacity
- Installation in areas of limited access
- Installs quickly
- No-spoils installation
- Vibration-free installation
- Pour concrete immediately after installation
- Optional hot-dip galvanizing for additional corrosion resistance
Cost-effective in relation to other deep foundation alternatives