If you are experiencing cracks in your drywall, foundation or home's exterior, contact Affordable Foundation in the Tennessee and Birmingham or Huntsville Alabama areas. These are warning signs that you have a failing foundation that can be repaired by installing helical piers. Helical piers have been used since the early 1800's to stabilize settling foundations. Today they can be applied to light structural loads, unstable soil or very deep load bearing layers. They are used to correct foundation problems caused by poor soil compaction, erosion or organic soils.
What are helical piers? A helical pier is a steel shaft with multiple twisted helix plates. It resembles a large screw that is capable of supporting all types of structures. They are designed to correct, stabilize and support existing foundations that have settled by transferring the load of the structure through weak soil to more suitable soil.
The piers are installed deep underground so that they can anchor into stable soil layers below the top, shifting layers. Helical pier installation, unlike steel pier installation, involves rotational force, screwing the pier into the earth. This gives the pier added stability that ensures a durable repair solution for your sinking foundation.
We know that every foundation is different, that's why our team of experts are fully trained to handle helical pier installation and troubleshooting techniques. We also have a team of foundation repair specialists that can inspect your property. Contact us today if you live in the southern Tennessee and northern Alabama area. We offer free estimates and quality service.