Helical Pile Systems in Houston
One of the Most Efficient Foundation Solutions
Ram Jack helical piers set the industry-standard for quality manufacturing and long-term reliability. Our units are designed from100% American steel and are verified by the ICC. Moving forward, we strive to remain the leading innovator for foundation repair products like helical piers in the Houston region and across the world.
Learn more about our helical piles in Houston by calling (713) 597-8970 today and scheduling an appointment!
How Does a Helical Pier System Work?
Helical piers (also known as helical anchors, helical piles, and screw piles) are steel shafts with a helical cross-section creating a similar design to the threading on a screw.
Helical piles are installed with hydraulic power directly into the ground (similar to drilling a screw into a surface). They are used for foundation problems due to unstable soil. They are also used to stabilize new construction. Our helical piles come in a variety of diameters to suit any application.
Can Helical Piles Be Used on New Construction?
Yes! For areas with poor soil conditions, helical piles are used to carry the building load down to bedrock or deeper and more secure soil. Helical piles can be used for new building sites with any of the following problematic soil conditions in Houston:
- Expansive Soil
- Clay Soil
- Sand or Sandy Soil
- High Water Table
- Poorly Draining Soil
- Peat Soil
- Silt Soil
Why Helical Piers Are a Popular Foundation Solution
Helical piles are highly-recommended by professional foundation repair contractors because they offer many unique advantages. One advantage is that they can be used in tight spaces since they do not require much heavy equipment. They are also relatively quick to install.
Many Houston homes and smaller projects can have all their helical piles installed in a single day. Here are more reasons that make helical piles an excellent solution in most circumstances:
- They require minimal excavation
- They are cost effective
- They are environmentally friendly
- They have versatile applications
In regards to their versatility, helical piles can be used for homes, commercial buildings, telecom towers, decks, basement walls, bridges, signs, retaining walls, and more.
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