Stabilizing Settling Foundations with Helical Piers Near Shreveport, Monroe, Ruston

The Foundation Supportworks warrantied helical pier system

If you need help lifting your home or lighter structures like decks back to their original position, Foundation 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 Monroe, Shreveport, Ruston, and many nearby areas in Louisiana and Arkansas.

How foundation helical pier systems work

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.

Installing Helical Piers

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.

How foundation helical pier systems work

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:

  • 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.

A foundation helical pier design that meets ICC (International Code Criteria) standards, with a true helix shape.

When to use foundation wall anchors

Both Geo-Lock™ Channel Anchors and Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors are designed to repair bowed, buckled and tilting foundation walls. This proven repair technique is faster, less disruptive and much more affordable than foundation wall replacement.

In order for a wall channel anchor system to be considered as a viable foundation wall repair option, you will need access to several feet of space outside of your home’s foundation.

In areas where homes are very close to each other and this is not possible, wall anchors may not be possible. In cases such as this, we will advise you on other available options for foundation repair.

Foundation Pier Application Chart

Push Piers

  • Can Be Installed From Home's Interior
  • Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Week
  • Lowest Risk When Local Soil Information Is Unknown
  • Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscaping
  • Solution Extends Past Troubled Soils
  • Permanently Stabilize Foundation Without Maintenance
  • Ability To Lift Home Back To Level

Helical Piers

  • New Construction Of Home Or Addition
  • Can Be Installed From Home's Interior
  • Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Week
  • Stabilize Light Structures Such As Decks Or Stoops
  • Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscaping
  • Solution Extends Past Troubled Soils
  • Permanently Stabilize Foundation Without Maintenance
  • Ability To Lift Home Back To Level

Concrete Piers

  • Can Be Installed From Home's Interior
  • Installation Usually Completed In Less Than One Week
  • Limited Disturbance To Lawn & Landscaping
  • Ability To Lift Home Back To Level

Removal & Replacement

  • Stabilize Light Structures Such As Decks Or Stoops

Concrete Underpinning

  • Stabilize Light Structures Such As Decks Or Stoops

Your helical pier installers in Louisiana and Arkansas!

At Level Tech, we’re proud of our permanent, warrantied solutions for foundation settlement of all types. Our team of professional contractors has repaired settling foundations throughout Louisiana and Arkansas, and we’re ready to help you.

If you would like a free foundation helical pier installation quote, call or e-mail us today!

We serve Monroe, Shreveport, Ruston, and all surrounding areas.

Types of Concrete Structures We Can Fix

Sidewalk Repair
Driveway Repair
Pool Deck Repair
Foundation Repair
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