Helical Pile Installation Service in Gainesville
Engineers and contractors have few repair options when foundation issues at a property are severe. Fortunately, one of those solutions is helical piles, prefabricated steel anchors that stabilize a structure long-term. Helical piles are appealing because not only are they durable and affordable, but installation is quick.
At Ram Jack Solid Foundations - Gainesville, our certified helical pile installation specialists in Gainesville require very few resources to get the job done correctly. We use advanced equipment such as hydraulic machinery that comes in various sizes depending on the extent of the job.
Our installation process includes:
- Attaching the helical pile to the drive head
- Applying crowd to drive the pilot point into the ground
- Rotating the pile smoothly in a clockwise direction
- Adding extension sections
- Gauging pressure and checking alignment and inclination
- Ensuring bolt connections are secure and snug
- Verifying axial capacity
Whether you need helical pile installation to adequately secure a deck, patio, bridge, or low-rise building, our Gainesville professionals are here for you.
Differences Between Helical Piles and Driven Piles
Both helical piles and driven piles are premade steel piers used to stabilize load-bearing structures by anchoring them into adequate soil. The main difference between the two is that helical piles are screwed through topsoil, while driven piles are installed by hammering, pushing, or vibrating the product into the ground. Because helical piles have spiraling blades along the shaft, they can be deeply installed into the foundation and support extremely heavy loads. Moreover, both helical piles and driven piles are installed so deeply into the soil that corrosion is rarely an issue. They can sustain various climates and be installed in even freezing temperatures.
For more information about helical pile installation service in Gainesville or to request an appointment, call (855) 298-6904 today.