Marietta Helical Piles
Installing Helical Pile Systems in Parkersburg, Charleston, & Across West Virginia
Ram Jack has been setting the standard for for helical piles for many years; and we mean that literally. Development of ICC-ES criteria involved consulting our experts and our systems. Our team is dedicated to remaining the foremost innovator and provider of helical pile systems in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and across the nation.
What Are Helical Piles?
Helical piles (also known as "helical piers" and "screw piles") are steel foundation pins that are designed to bear, or even out, the load of a structure when soil conditions are unstable or when deep anchoring is needed. Unlike driven piles, which are simply forced downward into the ground, helical piles are rotated into the earth like giant screws. They are a highly-effective solution for repairing damaged foundation and for anchoring new construction.
Learn more about our West Virginia helical pile installation by calling (740) 444-4773 today!
What Are Different Applications for Helical Screw Piles?
Although repairing foundations on homes is our most common application for helical piers, there are various situations where they provide a superior solution. They can be used in residential, commercial, and industrial situations to repair or improve foundation stability.
Different applications for screw pile foundations include the following:
- Telecommunication Towers
- Deck Installation
- Basement Wall Stabilization
- Retaining Walls
- Solar Panels & Solar Power
- Wind Power Projects
- Amusement Park Rides
- Agricultural Tents
- New Construction
Reasons to Choose Helical Piles for Your Foundation
One of the main reasons for the popularity of helical piers is their ease of installation. There is practically no displacement of earth or excavation required during installation. Piles can be simply screwed into the ground with sufficient and closely monitored torque.
The simplicity of pile systems also makes them relatively quick to install, which can be a major bonus for keeping project timelines under control. Helical piles are also relatively inexpensive to build, transport, and fix in place. They are a cheaper alternative to a basement foundation. Piles can also be installed below the frost zone to avoid the effects of freezing and thawing on surrounding soil. They can even make your job site less noisy.
How Long Have Helical Piers Been Part of Your Business?
Ram Jack has been in the industry for 50 years. Specific focus on innovating and manufacturing piers began in the early 1980s.
Are Your Products Made in America?
Our piles are designed from 100% American manufactured steel.
Do helical piles offer a lower carbon footprint than concrete?
This is an often overlooked fact in regards to this kind of foundation option. Helical piers are lighter and easier to transport. Installation involves less carbon dioxide from machinery use. The metal of piles can also be removed and recycled.
Can You Build a Home on Helical Piles?
Yes! Helical piles are a popular choice for stabilizing foundations in poor soil conditions. They are a great alternative to concrete piles, especially where bedrock cannot be reached without excavating to an extreme depth. Compared with other foundation systems, helical piles may be far more cost effective solution. There are some soil conditions where helical piles may not perform optimally, such as gravelly conditions.
Repairing Damaged Foundations with Helical Piers
Helical piles are a versatile solution for a variety of foundation needs. If you are building a home to be resilient against soil movement, a helical pier system will keep your foundation safe. If you are noticing cracks or signs of damage in your current foundation, helical piles can close up the cracks and return stability and safety to your home.
Learn more about our Parkersburg helical piles by calling (740) 444-4773 or by requesting an appointment.