How are Helical Piles Installed?
1. Site Preparation
House is raised out of the way or land is prepared as shown below
2. Mark the Spot
The spots are marked and depths determined based on technical drawings & blueprints
3. Determining Loads
Loads are transferred to the soils by the helical plates and shaft friction. The overall number and spacing of the plates are designed to maximize the allowable load capacity of the soils.
4. The Installation
Not much room is needed to install a helical pile.
Helical piles are advanced (screwed) into the ground with the application of torque. The helixes are rotated into the ground until maximum torque is achieved. Design depth is achieved by bolting additional extensions according to site and landscaping restrictions.