Foundation Helical Pier Repair

Stabilize Settling Foundations with Helical Piers in Maryland

Graphic render of our warrantied foundation helical pier

Heavy-duty Steel. Mechanically Advanced. Permanent Solutions. 

Our round shaft helical piers are made of heavy-duty steel and have a high resistance against bending.

If you need help lifting your home or lighter structures like decks back to their original position, Supportworks helical piers might be the answer you need. These systems are made of steel and include a set of helical blades on the lower section of the pier.

Helical piers are mechanically advanced into the soil using small construction or hand equipment. As they are installed to appropriate depths and capacities, they prevent any future settlement issues.

In many scenarios, these foundation piers will be able to lift your home back to a level position by the completion of the installation.

Our helical pier system is just what you need to stabilize your foundation. Call us for a free helical pier installation quote today! We serve Westminster, Walkersville, Frederick, and many nearby areas in Maryland.

How Foundation Helical Pier Systems Work

illustration of a proper helical blade and a duckbill shaped helical blade.A foundation helical pier design that meets ICC (International Code Criteria) standards, with a true helix shape.

a proper and improper helical blade system in two different foundation piers in Cumberland.A nonconforming blade, with more of a “duckbill” appearance. This makes it churn up and disturb the soil during installation.

Foundations will experience settlement issues when the soils below the house prove unable to support the weight of the structure. Helical pier systems create a solid supporting base that transfers the weight of your home downwards to strong supporting soils.

How Helical Piers Work

First, soil is removed from the area where the helical pier will be installed. Helical pier sections are mechanically “screwed,” or advanced, into the soil.

Once proper depths and capacities are achieved, heavy duty steel foundation brackets are positioned below and against the foundation footing.

The weight of the home is then transferred through the helical piers to deep, competent soils. Lifting the home back towards its original position is attempted. Then, the soil around the foundation is carefully replaced.

How Helical Piers are Installed

The first section of the pier that is advanced into the ground has one or more helical blades (or “bearing plates”) welded to the shaft.

Additional helical pier sections do not have bearing plates and are instead used to extend the pier to the necessary installation depth.

Helical piers can be installed from either the exterior or interior of your home, providing an opportunity to lift your home back to its original position by the end of the installation time.

Helical piers can also be effective at closing cracks caused by settlement, and can also potentially improve the operation of doors and windows.

When to Use Foundation Helical Piers

Product Features

  • Year-round installation
  • Warrantied for 25 Years
  • Galvanized steel design available
  • Suitable for both heavy & light loads
  • Does not rely on weight of structure for depth & capacity
  • Round shaft has high resistance to bending

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.

Helical Piers Are a Good Choice When:

  • You need the best opportunity to lift your home back to its original position.
  • Lighter structures, such as decks or stoops, are in need of stabilization.
  • You’d like minimal disturbance during installation.
  • You’re looking for a fast, effective installation.
  • Restoring your property value is a priority.

Foundation Pier Application Chart

Removal &
Replacement
Concrete
Underpinning
Concrete
Piers
Helical
Piers
Push
Piers
New Construction Of Home Or Additiongreen checkmark
Can Be Installed From Home’s Interiorgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Weekgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Lowest Risk When Local Soil Information Is Unknowngreen checkmark
Stabilize Light Structures Such As Decks Or Stoopsgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscapinggreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Solution Extends Past Troubled Soilsgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Permanently Stabilize Foundation Without Maintenancegreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Ability To Lift Home Back To Levelgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark

Are Helical Piers Your Foundation Repair Solution?

Find Out with Mission Home Services

At Mission Home Services, we’re proud of our permanent, warrantied solutions for foundation settlement of all types. Our team of professional contractors has repaired settling foundations throughout Maryland, and we’re ready to help you.

If you would like a free foundation helical pier installation quote, call or e-mail us today! Each of our quotes comes at no obligation and includes an on-site inspection, free consultation, and a complimentary copy of our 90-page, color foundation repair book.

We serve Walkersville, Frederick, Westminster, and all surrounding areas.

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