Helical Piers in Iowa and Nebraska
If your home has foundation problems such as sticking windows, settling foundations, sagging floors or foundation cracks, you may need foundation repairs. Foundations that are exposed to high levels of moisture over a long period of time tend to encounter settlement. Ignoring these signs could lower the value of your property and compromise the structure of your home. At Jerry's Waterproofing, we can inspect your foundation and determine the source of your foundation issues. We offer quality helical piers by Earth Contact Products to make your foundation safe and sound.
Originally, helical piers, also called helical piles, were developed to structurally support lighthouses. Over the years, the need for helical piers has expanded, supporting foundations for new and old homes.
Helical Pier Installation in Nebraska
A mini excavator or skid-steer loader with a hydraulic auger is used to install the helical piers. The installation process involves the following steps:
- The footer is exposed and notched.
- Piers are hydraulically screwed into the soil.
- The weight bearing capacity of the pier is measured from the force it takes to rotate the pier.
- The pier reaches suitable soil.
- The top of the pier is cut at the appropriate height, then a lifting bracket is placed between the bottom of the footer and the top of the pier.
- Hydraulic jacks lift the foundation.
- Piers are secured, then the hydraulic jacks are removed.
- The hole is backfilled.
Benefits of Helical Piers in Omaha, NE
Low impact installation process
- Can be applied to constricted areas
- More than one pier can be installed in one day
- Can be installed to existing foundations
- Strengthens foundations
- Used in shore communities
- Applied to new and old constructions
- Little to no vibration during installation
- Doesn't create excavation spoils
- Environmentally friendly
- All weather installation
- Uses portable equipment
- Applied to heavy commercial areas, additions, backyard decks and more
Let Jerry's Waterproofing install helical piers to your compromised foundation in the Omaha, Nebraska area.. We'll restore your foundation back to normal. Contact us today for a free estimate.