Helical Piers

Foundation Repair: Helical Piers

What Are Helical Piers Used For?

If your home is starting to experience a settling foundation, the team at Basement Technologies of WNY Inc. is here for you! Basement Technologies of WNY Inc. is proud to offer the Grip-Tite® Helical Pier system. Helical Piers are a deep foundation solution that are used to repair existing foundations, or secure new foundations. Helical piers are torqued down to bedrock or strong stable soils using large, galvanized mechanical screws to support settling and/or moving foundations. During installation, your home’s foundation can be lifted back to its original position! These can be used both residentially, as well as commercially. Addressing your settling foundation from underneath is the only way to guarantee it will not move any more.

The best, and only home stabilization method to help a settling foundation is the Grip-Tite® Helical Pier system. Once installed, helical piers allow the weight of your home or other property to transfer from unstable ground to load-bearing piers; thus, making helical piers the most effective home stabilization option.

Benefits of Helical Piers

Aside from being the most reliable solution for foundation stabilization, one of the biggest benefits of installing a helical pier system to your property is that they guarantee that your home will rest on deep, stable soil or bedrock. Helical piers are also more cost efficient compared to wall rebuilds, as wall rebuilds will have no effect on the unstable soil located deep underneath the Earth’s surface. The best thing about helical piers? They offer you a permanent and guaranteed solution to your home’s settling foundation problem! This settling foundation repair can be installed year-round, within a few days.

Do I Need Foundation Repair?

A lot of homeowners in Rochester and Buffalo do not know if their home's foundation needs repair or is structurally sound. Once a foundation is compromised, the damage and cost repairs grow as time goes on. If you are a homeowner it is important that you know the signs, which include:

  • Cracks in foundation or basement walls
  • Windows and doors that stick or are hard to open
  • Gaps in window and door frames
  • Interior plaster walls cracking
  • Nail pops in ceilings and walls
  • Leaning walls
  • Window and door trim developing spaces
  • Uneven floors
  • Tilting chimney
  • Sinking Foundation

After we install Grip-Tite® settling foundation repair in your home, you can expect mortar cracks to close, doors to close more easily and windows to open and close with less binding. This settling foundation repair can be installed year round and in a few days.

Don’t be one of the thousands of homeowners who encounter endless repair costs due to their home’s unstable foundation. If you have the opportunity, take advantage of installing a helical pier system upon construction of your home and avoid unexpected foundation repair costs due to the unstable soil beneath your home. From Rochester to Buffalo, give the trusted professionals at Basement Technologies of WNY Inc. a call today to get started! We’ll have your foundation stabilized as it should be.

Signs of Foundation Settlement and Basement Wall Movement