Helical Piles

Helical Piles

Helical piles provide cost-effective solutions to supporting structures over poor soil.  This deep foundation technology can be ideal for projects where noise and vibrations are construction considerations, especially for sites located within densely populated areas.    They are even installed in environmentally sensitive areas as they are so minimally disturbing to the immediate environment.

Common applications for helical piles include:

  • Deep foundation support for new construction over poor soil.  These piles are especially beneficial for limited access applications like elevator pits and basement level projects.
  • Settling foundations sometimes can be repaired using helical piles.   Soil conditions vary widely in New England and this technology is not well suited for every project.
  • Tieback anchors can be used to laterally support retaining walls.   Screw piles are frequently used for both new walls and the repair of failing/tilting walls.

Helical anchors are greatly hampered by buried obstructions,  including concrete, boulders, rubble, bricks, etc.   We strongly recommend all clients perform a thorough Geotechnical Investigation prior to installing helical piles whenever possible.

Engineered Foundation Technologies (“EFT”) projects include:

Contact us to see how we can help with your project.

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