Helical Pier Installation
The foundation beneath your home is constantly absorbing stress from above and below. While your entire home rests on this firm base, soil beneath is shifting, expanding and contracting constantly. A common property of clay-based soils is water absorbency. They swell when saturated with water and recede when it is sparse. If it sits on this sort of soil, your foundation may begin to settle as the soil beneath it expands and contracts.
The Helical Pier: Stabilizing Your Foundation
One solution foundation repairmen look to is the helical pier. A steel shaft that imitates a screw, the tool effectively transfers the structural load of your home to more reliable soil deeper in the ground. The dense, load-bearing soil takes on the weight and stabilizes the foundation above. Unlike resistance piers, helical piers don’t need the weight of your home to drive them down: They literally screw into the ground using hydraulic power. The secured pier then attaches to your home’s foundation with a bracket, guaranteeing permanent stability.
If you are concerned about the structural integrity of your home, take the time to call a qualified professional. You’ll be glad you did. At Stealth Foundation, we lend our expertise to solve critical structural dilemmas for homeowners throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. We can spot potential foundation problems immediately and will come inspect your home at no cost to you. What’s more, we back up our work with a lifetime, fully transferable warranty to give you peace of mind. Give us a call today.