Helical Pier Foundation Systems

Helical Pier Foundation Systems

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Helical pier foundation systems are becoming the new mandated foundation requirement in flood prone areas here on Long Island. This foundation system has been proven to stabilize foundations in unstable soil conditions, and in locations prone to flooding. As recently mentioned in a Long Island Newsday article many homes on the South Shore of Long Island have been constructed on Boggs.

As Newsday reported during the building boom on Long Island in the 1950s many swamp areas were filled with dredging materials. These areas were then covered with new soil and homes were constructed on those sites. The poor consistency of this soil has caused many homes to settle causing cracks, and foundation failures.

A helical pier foundation system is now required in these areas

This foundation system consists of galvanized steel helical pilings that are screwed into the earth, until they reach stable soil, than these pilings are attached to the existing foundation. Helical piles of New York can provide custom engineered helical pile foundation system to your existing foundation. Helical steel peers and cast in concrete columns are among the many options available to you as a homeowner, and will improve your foundations load bearing capabilities. Many homeowners have added second level to their existing homes only to discover the foundation was unable to handle the additional weight. A Helical pier foundation system will increase your foundations load bearing capabilities.

Helical piers have been used all over the world to secure residential and commercial buildings. Originally designed for lighthouses they are widely used for many other deep foundation applications.

Helical pier foundation systems are being used not only on new construction but to repair failing foundations and renovation projects. Helical piers appear to be a solution for failing foundations where soil conditions are not ideal. There are several advantages for using helical piers versus any other systems previously used, especially on existing buildings. Watch the video below to see how helical piles are installed before a foundation is constructed on a house for a renovation here on Long Island.

Advantages of helical pier foundation systems

Helical piers can be used for new construction projects in an unstable soil area; they also provide a simple solution to repair an existing failing foundation. Where in the past failing foundation would have to be removed at a huge expense. Now in many cases helical piers can be installed to improve the integrity of the existing foundation, saving thousands of dollars in costs and reducing the overall time of the project.

It is important to remember that not every foundation can be saved, because each project is different and many factors must be considered. A structural engineer will determine what course of action is necessary to recover the stability of the failing foundation.  A structural engineer will work hand-in-hand with the local foundation repair service such as Helical Piles of New York and design a proper foundation recovery solution for each project.

Helical piers have revolutionized the foundation industry. Helical piers can be installed more quickly and more efficiently than the old-fashioned wood pilings that were pounded into the ground, which in many cases will weaken the existing foundation.

Helical piers on the other hand are twisted or screwed into the ground with a hydraulic drill attached to an excavator. The integrity of the pier is determined by the amount of hydraulic pressure that is exerted. When at least 3000 pounds of pressure is reached the pier has reached stable soil and is now ready to be attached to the foundation. The video below is the first in a series that will demonstrate the installation of helical pier foundation system for a renovation project in a flood prone area here Long Island.

Image Below is an example of a Helical Pier Foundation System In a Flood Zone

  • Avoid Relocating or Demolishing Your Home.
  • Protect and Reinforce Your Home Foundation.
  • Withstand Future Storm Surge.
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  • Let me give you the bottom line. If need helical piles installed and you want the job done correctly, timely and fairly, you need to use High Rise industries. Danny and Silvio have spent much time at my home during this project. We have become friends. We never had one argument or disagreement. They were always fair and upfront. David Haller
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  • . I met Danny and Silvio and after speaking with them for 5 minutes, I knew these were the right guys. I can read people very well, and I just had a feeling that not only did they know what they were doing, but they would do it right and treat me fairly. I hired High Rise Industries This entire review can be found HERE

  • The house is built on a slab. We needed to jackhammer the floor in various areas to install new sewer waste lines. High Rise took care of the demo and after the pipes were installed, filled the hole with crushed stones under the floor and pipes to prevent settling. They will be back next week to fill the floor with cement suitable for tiling. to read this entire testimonial Click Here

  • Silvio and Danny Rebelo from High-Rise Industries are hard-working, trustworthy people who are excellent at what they do. They do their work in a timely and professional manner and I have already recommended them to my friends and neighbors. I have only known them for a short time but I feel like we have developed a friendship. Sincerely Denis Kaminek