FOUNDATION SYSTEMS OF WEST VIRGINIA

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Helical Piers

Cracks and bowing or leaning walls?

Over saturated soils can push against the foundation, causing the walls to bow or lean. Dry or shrinking soil can pull away, leaving your foundation with no support. If the soil isn’t prepared correctly during construction, the foundation can sink, shift or settle unevenly. Earth Contact Products (ECP) helical piers can help repair and strengthen your structure’s foundation.

Signs Of Foundation Settlement in West Virginia

Helical piers InstallYou should walk around your home or business occasionally and look to see if there is any damage occurring. The sooner you address the problem, the easier it is to fix it. Some common signs of foundation settlement are:

  • Cracks on exterior walls
  • Leaning chimney
  • Cracks in drywall
  • Sticking doors or windows

If you encounter any of these signs, contact Foundation Systems of West Virginia as soon as you can. Schedule a free inspection and estimate and we can get to work repairing your home or business.

Helical Piers Installation Process

The process of installing helical piers from Earth Contact Products is fairly straightforward. The soil around the home or business is excavated, allowing us access to the footing and foundation. The helical piers are hydraulically inserted into the soil until they reach strata that will support the building. The piers are attached to the brackets and the entire structure is lifted as one, reducing the stress on the building. Once the structure is lifted to the desired height, the soil is replaced and your home or business is stronger than ever. The advantages of helical piers are:

  • Manifold lift allows for synchronized lift, reducing stress on the building
  • Year-round installation
  • Installation torque relates directly to capacity
  • Permanent solution, no further settlement should occur

 

Contact the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Foundation Systems of West Virginia today and schedule a free estimate and inspection. Find out if helical piers are the solution for your foundation repair needs.

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