What are helical piles?

Helical piles, also known as screw piles, are a deep foundation solution used to support & secure structures to the ground by screwing them into the bearing soil layer beneath.

The depth varies based on the project’s requirements and the soil’s properties. They can be installed to depths of several tens of feet or more, depending on the load requirements and soil conditions.

With proper installation and depending on the environment and soil structure, helical piles can last 100+ years.

Absolutely! Helical piles are versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications, from supporting decks and fences in residential settings to larger commercial and industrial structures.

Helical piles can be especially effective in such areas due to their deep anchoring into the ground, offering stability during seismic events and resistance to soil erosion in flood-prone regions.

Several factors influence the cost, including the depth and number of piles required, soil conditions, accessibility of the site, and any additional customization or engineering needs.

Helical piles distribute loads through the shaft to the helix plates, anchored deep in bearing soil layers, allowing them to support heavy loads effectively.

Yes, helical piles are an excellent solution for challenging terrains, including hillsides, as they can be anchored deeply to ensure stability.

Helical piles can be installed in a variety of weather conditions, including rain and cold temperatures, without significant delays, unlike concrete which may require ideal conditions to set properly.

Absolutely. One of the benefits of helical piles is that they can be installed using smaller equipment, making them ideal for sites with restricted access.

Helical piles cause minimal disturbance to the surrounding landscape. There’s no need for excavating large amounts of soil, making it a preferred choice for projects aiming to preserve the surrounding environment.  This is especially prevalent around tree roots.