According to Mr. Kyles, a foundation’s purpose is to support and spread the weight of the structure it sits on. When it becomes damaged with foundation cracks or other damages, it becomes unable to support the weight, and the result can be structural collapse or simply decay. Helical piles can be used to repair a foundation fault. They are steel shafts with blades attached in a spiral pattern, similar to a large metal screw which is screwed into the ground below a foundation. The effect of these can be to stabilize a failing foundation, as well as increase load bearing capacities in a foundation retrofit. Mr. Kyles stressed that helical piles are a very good fix for a foundation, but may not be right for every case, and that a foundation inspection should be done by a qualified inspector.
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Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction Inc., stated: “Helical piles are a good solution for a house needing more stability in its foundation. We use them very often at Julian Construction because they are a very versatile tool. If you have uneven floors, cracked walls or any other signs that your foundation may need repair, get your home inspected immediately.”
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.typepad.com.