If your floors are uneven or your walls or cracked, it may be a sign that your foundation could be suffering serious damage. Helical piers are an effective and practical approach to foundation repair. CNT Foundations will install helical piers to repair your foundation in Columbia. Our team of professionals is driven to ensure that your family is safe for years to come by adding stability to your home. Call 803-667-4022 today for a complimentary assessment.
How can helical piers remedy foundation issues? Let’s investigate:
Why does my foundation require helical piers?
Helical piers can stabilize foundations that are settling due to the weak soil beneath them. Foundation settlement symptoms include:
- Sticking doors and windows
- Uneven floors
- Tilting chimneys
- Cracked walls
- Floor and wall gaps
These problems are either early signs of foundation failure or the results of structural damage. Regardless, they should be seen to by a professional to prevent the harm from spreading. Helical piers bolster your foundation in any areas where it is lacking essential support.
How will helical piers repair my foundation?
Helical piers work like an enormous screw that is threaded into the dirt under your foundation. These piers are screwed into the ground until the point that they reach an appropriate depth. They then provide foundational support by using load-bearing soil that will lift your foundation back to its previous location and keep it strong. Helical piers are widely used in residential or commercial applications for everything from repairing your home's tilting chimney to supporting civil construction projects.
Helical Piers versus Push Piers
CNT Foundations uses helical piers for foundation repair because helical piers are advantageous over push piers for a few reasons:
- Helical piers can be installed independently of your house
- These piers have a 2 to 1 security factor
- Push piers aren’t able to cover as much of the surface area as helical piers
- Greater bearing capacity
- Helical docks have bolted connections
- Resistant to compression and tension loads
- 100% of structural engineers recommend helical piers instead of push piers
CNT Foundations uses a variety of installation equipment to install helical piers in South Carolina. Our local team will come to your home in Columbia to take a look at your foundation problems and suggest repairs that will work best for your situation. Call 803-667-4022 for a complimentary, no-commitment estimate today! We'll strengthen and repair your foundation so that you have a firm base for your future.