Uneven floors and cracks in your walls could be signs of foundation problems. If you suspect that your foundation needs repairs, it’s best to contact an expert as soon as possible to go over your options. It’s important to address these problems quickly, as foundation damage gets worse over time. American Foundation and Waterproofing has many years of experience in the Knoxville area, and our knowledgeable experts are well-trained to determine the best solution for your home.
What are helical piers?
Helical piers are essentially large screws that are screwed into the ground to support your home and prevent future settling. They cover more surface area than push piers and can be rearranged to fit several different orientations for your home.
How are helical piers installed?
Before installing helical piers, a minimum amount of soil is removed from your home’s foundation. The piers are then screwed into the ground until they reach a layer of competent strata. Steel brackets are then attached to connect to the footing and the weight of your home is transferred to the piers. At this point, your home is no longer settling and this process could potentially close cracks in your foundation.
Benefits of helical piers
- Can be installed any time of year
- Ideal for lighter structures like decks or porches
- Can be used to help lift settled foundations
- Quick and easy installation
- Minimal site damage
- Cost effective
Foundation repair service you can trust
American Foundation and Waterproofing continues to serve the Knoxville community with our team of knowledgeable and experienced contractors. We strive to provide the best service and high quality products to our customers. The push piers we use are manufactured by Supportworks, a trusted name in the industry. They have a long history of creating durable and innovative products for home repair. If you’re in need of foundation repair, call us for a free quote today!