Commercial Helical Pier Installation

If you have a project that has new construction helical piers specified by your structural engineer, general contractor or architect, please contact USS for a bid and evaluation.

For many years, the engineering community has been specifying helical piles for deep foundation support. Helical piles are used when competent soil is not present and soil conditions are in a constant state of flux. Shifting and unstable soils put at risk the structural integrity of a foundation.

Helical piles can be installed year-round in any conditions prior to the start of foundation construction to prevent the effects of changing and adjusting soil conditions.

What are Helical Piles?

Helical piles or piers resemble large steel screws that are hydraulically driven into the ground. The depth is determined based on soil samples and data collected by engineers. Installers will carefully measure soil torque as they install helical piles to reach the proper torque required.

The required amount of torque of a helical pile is directly related to overall weight-bearing capacity. Pile size and spacing are also based on depth and ultimate capacity. These anchors are installed between the footing forms and are tied together using rebar or steel mesh grids.

The Benefits of Helical Piles

  • Helical piles can be installed year-round
  • Installation is faster and easier than other methods
  • No spoils
  • There is no vibration during installation 
  • Helical piles have verifiable load capacity testing


Whether you’re building a new home for your family or a distribution center to expand business operations, helical piles are a viable option for securing foundations on “unsuitable” soil. Are you interested in learning more about helical pile foundation installation and how it would work with your build? Contact us today for a free consultation.

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