Helical Deck Piers
Decks are a great addition to any home, often adding value and entertaining space. However, the standard practice of installing poured concrete piers for decks, porches, sunrooms and similar structures has caused plenty of frustrations for homeowners over the years.
Helical piers make a strong, fast foundation for decks, sunrooms and other small structures.
Helical deck piers are the best alternative to traditional methods of stabilization because they are fast, effective, and can be installed any time.
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Helical piers are a preferred pier product for common projects such as:
- Storage buildings
- Mobile homes
- Elevated walkways
Advantages of helical deck piers over poured concrete
There are many disadvantages when using poured concrete for deck stabilization compared to helical deck piers. With poured concrete:
- Holes can’t be dug and piers can’t be poured in rainy or freezing weather.
- Post base hardware must be carefully placed in the top of the pier while the concrete is still wet.
- Construction is delayed while the concrete hardens.
- Worst of all, when a concrete pier is mistakenly installed off the layout grid, you’ve wasted a significant amount of time and money.
Why helical deck piers?
Steel helical deck piers eliminate the frustrations of concrete deck piers. They are designed to accept standard steel support brackets for 4x4 or 6x6 posts.
Use structural engineering technology
Helical deck piers take advantage of proven structural engineering technology used for years to repair damaged foundations and overcome problems caused by weak and unstable soil conditions.
The helical-shaped plates on the shank of a helical pier are engineered so the pier can be turned into the ground like a giant screw. Rotational resistance is measured as the pier is installed to ensure the pier is solidly anchored in the soil.
Soil conditions are not a problem
Weak or unstable soil close to the surface isn’t a problem because piers can be driven to reach strong, stable soil at greater depths. A skid steer or other compact hydraulic machinery can handle the installation.
Do away with weather delays
These specialized piers can be installed regardless of temperature and precipitation conditions. Bad weather and poor soil conditions won’t hamper pier installation.
Builders who learn about helical deck piers soon become fans of this construction method. No digging is required, and if a pier is installed in the wrong location, it can simply be “unscrewed” and reinstalled.
No waiting for concrete to cure
Wood posts can be installed atop piers as soon as the piers are in place. Thanks to a factory-applied corrosion-resistant coating, these piers are manufactured to last.
No mess from concrete pouring
The need for concrete is eliminated, and there’s no construction delay.
Get started with helical deck piers!
Contact LRE Foundation Repair today to schedule a free inspection for your next deck or small structure project. Find out how helical deck piers can streamline your construction process.
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