Dallas Helical Pile Systems
Helical Piles for Foundation Repair in Dallas-Fort Worth
Helical pile systems are an ideal solution for many different situations involving new construction. When it comes to the quality of our piles, Ram Jack remains a leader in the industry for our highly reliable and American-manufactured products. We are committed to remaining the lead innovator for foundation repair in Dallas.
What Soil Conditions Require Helical Piles?
Certain soils in Texas and the Dallas region can be problematic for foundations over the long-term. For housing developments in areas with weak soils, foundation problems can be very common. Helical pile systems are designed to carry the weight of a home down to deeper, firmer soil (or bedrock). If you are constructing a new building, you may want to install helical piles in areas with known soil issues.
The following soils and soil conditions are known to be unstable for bearing the load of a home:
- Silt Soils
- Peat Soils
- Clay Soils
- Certain Sandy Soils
- Poorly Draining Soils
- High Water Tables
- Expansive Soils
If you live in a housing development with these kinds of soils, or you are noticing warning signs of foundation trouble, helical piles may be your best solution.
Helical Piles Compared to Other Foundation Repair Methods
Versus Pressed Concrete Piling Repair
Concrete pilings are often used by companies that do not manufacture steel pilings. One main drawback for this method is that concrete pilings often do not reach the depths that steel piles can. In high-density clay soil, a concrete piling may only reach a 10 foot depth.
Versus Crack Injections
Wall crack injection is often used for cracks in basement walls to prevent further cracking and water intrusion. This solution is often used for cosmetic issues related to normal house settling and will not resolve problems caused by underlying soil instability.
Mudjacking involves injecting a concrete mixture under a slab. It should only be used for leveling concrete in sidewalks or concrete floors. It cannot be used to repair foundations.
What is the average helical piles system lifespan?
Generally, most contractors and helical pile designers will estimate a lifespan of approximately 150 years. There is a wide range of potential lifespans, estimated between 75 and 350 years with the biggest factor determining the longevity of a helical pile is soil condition. Our structural engineers can answer your specific questions today, call our team.
Different Applications for Helical Piles
Helical piles are not just popular for stabilizing home foundations in Dallas; they are used in a variety of different applications due to their simplicity, speed, cost-effectiveness, and reliability.
Here are a few situations where helical piles are a good fit:
- Solar Panels
- Telecom Towers
- Light Poles
- Basement Walls
- Beachfront Properties
- And more...