Underpinning in new construction is a practice on the rise across the country. Helical piers are placed under new construction below active soils so that your home or business is anchored in stable soils. These piers are usually placed every 8 to 10 feet depending on load requirements of your structure, as well as footing reinforcement details, and existing soil bearing capacity. Our network of foundation contractors can solve problems from building on high water tables, to fill soils, and even expansive and unsuitable soils by using new construction piers. Stop foundation problems before they even begin with new construction piers. They can provide long lasting piece of mind, but better yet, they add value to your home or business.
Helical piers made by Earth Contact Products have been known to be used for new construction piering. If you decide to use new construction piers, we can help you find a contractor in your area. That contractor will survey the area, then they will drill the piers into the ground until they reach stable soil well beneath the foundation. Torque anchors are part of the complete product line of helical piers. These torque anchors consist of a shaft and welded to the shaft are one or more helical plates. The plate diameters will increase from the bottom of the shaft upward and are spaced a distance of three times the diameter of the plate directly below to add strength and stability. Then t-caps are placed on the torque anchors and rebar is tied to the cap before concrete is poured. Helical piers are extremely effective as a replacement for concrete piers since they install easily and the load is immediately transferred to them upon installation. These piers reach beyond the layers of active soil and anchor into more stable soils so you can rest assured your structure will be safe and strong.
It is such a smart move to add additional supports to your new construction in both residential and commercial settings. Foundation failure is a serious, costly problem and once the foundation starts to fail, it will lead to many problems for the structure. By having one of our foundation contractors use a piering system on your new construction, you won't have to worry about foundation failure in the future. Protect the investment you have in your home or business from the very beginning with underpinning solutions from Earth Contact Products.
These new construction piers will prevent problems from arising in the future, ensure that your foundation is stable and will save you time and money later. Contact My Foundation Repairs for all of your new construction piering solutions both residential and commercial. We recommend using piering solutions from Earth Contact Products, because they have been proven to be the best quality in the foundation repair industry today. Call us today to find a foundation underpinning contractor in your area.