foundation repair

Helical Piers

Issues with your home’s foundation can result in serious damage to your home. When the stability of the foundation is compromised, cracked walls and uneven floors can be the result. The experts at United Structural Systems can install helical piers around your Charleston home to provide the strength and stability you need to keep your family safe.

What are Helical Piers and How Do They Work?

Sometimes the soil under a home’s foundation begins to shift or settle, causing the foundation to become unstable. There are a few signs that this is happening to your home:

  • Uneven floors
  • Cracking walls
  • Gaps between the floor and wall
  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Tilting chimneys

These issues indicate that your foundation is in need of help to support your home. Helical piers strengthen your foundation in areas where the soil underneath is no longer capable of providing sufficient support. Our Charleston helical pier installation contractors will evaluate your foundation and recommend the work necessary to provide the support you need to prevent damage to your home.

If you picture a large screw that is threaded into the dirt underneath your foundation, that is a description of a helical pier. Our Charleston helical pier installation team will place them at a proper depth to reach stable soil, lifting your foundation to its original position. These piers will keep your home supported for years to come. Helical piers are also strongly recommended over push piers due to their increased load bearing capacity, lower surface area coverage, and the ability to be installed independently of your home.

The professionals at United Structural Systems in Charleston will come to your home to conduct a free assessment of the condition of your foundation. We will recommend any repairs that are necessary, and work with you to stabilize your home’s foundation and keep your family safe!