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Helical Piles for Foundation Repairs

Repair Foundation Cracks, Water Damage, and Avoid Structural Failure

Versatility — Underpinning in urban housing. 
Stable — Ideal for soft soil conditions.
Efficient — Minimizes excavation and waste disposal.

Versatility

Underpinning in urban housing.

Stable

 Ideal for soft soil conditions.

Efficient

Minimizes excavation and waste disposal.

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Repair Your Foundation Before it Fails

Your home is your most valuable asset. You want to make sure it's as secure and stable as possible, especially during times of inclement weather. 

A weak or unstable foundation can cause all sorts of problems for your home, including cracks in the walls or ceilings, water damage, and even structural failure. But what happens when your soil isn't suitable for a traditional concrete foundation, or when the ground is unstable due to erosion or flooding?

Helical piles are a proven solution for repairing or stabilizing a home's foundation. With equipment engineered to measure soil resistance, piles are drilled until suitable load-bearing torque is reached. This ensures that your foundation will be able to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws its way.

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Repair your Home’s Foundation with Helical Piles —We Have Everything You Need

Supplies

We supply helical piles to deck contractors, large-scale construction firms, and anyone in-between. No franchising rights are needed.

Support

Our phone is always on. We are available to walk you through any training you need to install helical piles for your clients — on-site or practicing at home.

Equipment

From multi-powered torque heads to excavators, we can outfit your installation with everything you need.

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Build On Experience

We have over 15 years of experience in residential, commercial, and industrial helical pile foundation installation, underpinning, and repairs. Our knowledge of geotechnical engineering and soil conditions gives us the tools we need to provide you with the expertise you can build on.

Get Started with Helical Piles

The first step in getting started with helical piles is a phone call. Based on the size of your project, a Mascore foundation professional will recommend the appropriate screw pile size and quantity for your job. Installing your screw piles takes only a few hours with no excavation or damage to your job site. 

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Helical Piles for Footing Support

You've started excavation for your house foundation, but realize that the soil at the design footing elevation won't support your house if you only use strip footings. 

You're in a tough spot — you can't dig any deeper, as you would be undermining existing adjacent structures, and putting up a shoring wall is not really an option. 

Using helical piles to keep the footings at the same elevation is the answer. Helical piles are a type of deep foundation that uses screw-like devices to anchor into stable soils deep below ground. This will help transfer the load of your home to these more stable soils, instead of relying on the less-stable soils near the surface.

Less Environmental Impact

Excavating for concrete post foundations creates a disruptive impact to the environment. Using helical piles for homes causes almost no disruption at all. If you want to protect your client’s property, then the screw pile is the only way to go. Many Kubotas come with large track wheels that barely impact the ground beneath.

How Does Underpinning with Helical Piles Work?

Mascore's helical piles are drilled into the ground until the required torque threshold is met. The equipment used in the installation measures the amount of torque needed to drill a screw pile deeper, which reflects the soil's load-bearing capacity. Each helical pile is engineered to hold a predetermined quantity of weight. 

A heavy steel foundation bracing is installed to the structure's footing after the piers are in place. This connects the helical piles and allows the building weight to be transferred permanently. Once this is complete, you will be able to carefully raise, level, or stabilize the foundation based on the demands of the job.

Signs of Foundation Problems

  • Cracks on exterior walls or foundation
  • Cracks in interior walls or floor slabs
  • Windows or doors that stick or do not open
  • Chimney pulling away from the home

Most home builders drill the same depth for their concrete posts, regardless of the soil type. Typically, for areas that have colder climates, the municipal regulations recommend digging a foot below the frost line, however, while this may be an easy code to follow, it doesn't ensure the best product for your customers. 

The problem with this process is that it doesn’t take into account different types of soil — some areas may consist of soft sand, and others a tougher clay. This inconsistency may lead to the foundation shifting over time and warping the floor. 

Helical piles offer a more robust solution for your customers. By measuring a torque readout on each pile as you screw posts deeper, you are able to ensure consistency throughout the home’s foundation regardless of the soil condition.

Foundation Repair for Any Size Home

Screw piles are designed to support homes of any size. The helical piles will be installed deep into the ground and will provide a stable foundation to lift and rectify cracks. 

The construction of screw piles is also more cost-effective and less disruptive than traditional foundation repair techniques. In many city regions where homes are close together, excavating to particular depths may put the neighbouring structure's structural integrity at risk. Helical piles allow contractors to operate securely in hard-to-reach locations.

Clean Installation

There is almost no mess to clean up afterward. If you want to protect your nicely landscaped lawn, then the screw pile is the only way to go. Many Kubotas come with large track wheels that barely impact the ground beneath. Alternatively, you can use a long 2×4 as a lever to drive screw piles into the ground without any impact whatsoever.

Advantages of Helical Piles

Eliminate Concrete Curing

Helical piles can be used to replace concrete pads under homes or cottages. Helical piles need not be concreted into the ground and this will eliminate curing time, formwork, and associated costs.

Reduce Your Commuting Time

Helical piles help move your project to completion quickly. Unlike concrete, helical piles do not require time to dig out or set, allowing you to continue working without delays.

Installed All Year
Round

Concrete requires a temperature >5°C to cure, which means that most home builders cannot start on your project until late in spring. Building your home with helical piles provides a solution for your project to start early. Get ahead of the summer rush and take on more projects to expand your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do helical piles last?

Helical piles will last more than 20 years. Made from galvanized steel, Mascore's helical piles are able to resist corrosion that occurs over time in concrete posts.

Can you install screw piles in winter?

Yes. Helical piles are suitable for use in all weather conditions, including extreme cold in Canada and Northern US states. This is possible as a result of using concrete in the foundation design. You can install the helicals and begin working on your foundation project even if it's raining or snowing.

Are helical piers better than concrete?

Helical piers are superior to concrete in a variety of ways. Concrete expands and contracts as the temperature changes; steel helical piers, on the other hand, will not expand or contract as much. Helical piles are faster to install, do not require weather conditions, can be placed in high water tables, and will never heave or sink.

What happens if the soil is soft?

If the helical piles are in very soft soil, extension bars will be needed to allow the helix anchor to reach the required torque load.

Where are helical piles used?

Helical pile foundations are used throughout the civil engineering sector to support heavy loads in large-scale projects such as commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Helical piles are also being used increasingly in underpinning applications where it is necessary to replace or extend existing foundations without any disturbance of the soil.

What are CCMC Certified Screw Piles?

In Canada, the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) is a government-operated service that verifies building materials such as metal helical piles. Building with CCMC-approved materials gives you a safe and stable foundation for your project, as well as compliance with local building regulations. Mascore is a licensed maker of spiral piles approved by the CCMC.

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