Helical Pier and a Helical Pile?

What Is the Difference between a Helical Pier and a Helical Pile?

A helical pier and helical pile are both exactly the same thing

There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to the use of these two terms. The fact is over the years different companies have referred to them with different titles, some labeling them helical piers while others labeling them helical piles. Screwpiles is another term used to describe, helical screw piles, steel screw-in foundations, screw piers, helical piles, helical anchors, screw anchors, screw foundations and helical piers. all referring to the same basic product.

The actual helical is the round disc like steel plate that is attached to the steel shaft of the pile. This helical plate is designed to screw into the ground, and as it gets deeper into the ground.  Additional steel shafts are attached to the helical shaft.

Helical Pier Image

Helical Pier

The depth of the installation will be determined by hydraulic gauges. When the proper pressure is reached the foundation steel plate is attached to the foundation and the pier to stabilize the foundation. The plate that is fastened to your foundation is designed to accept a small hydraulic jack, which can be used to level the foundation. See the photo below: