What is the Difference Between Helical Piers and Push Piers?

For any structure to endure, it must be built on a strong foundation. A Bay Area foundation drilling company looks at different ways to support the foundation.

The Difference Between Helical Piers and Push Piers

For any structure to endure, it must be built on a strong foundation. The foundation supports the load of the entire structure, protects ground moisture from compromising the structure, and keeps the structure standing solidly in the face of nature’s whims. Yet, the foundation itself or the structure may require support. That’s when Bay Area pier drilling comes in to install helical piers or push piers for the support, strength, and stability required.

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What is Drilled Pier? Construction of Drilled Piers.

A drilled pier is a deep foundation solution. It is also referred to as a drilled shaft, caisson, bored pile, or cast-in-drilled-hole pile. Learn more in this article.

Wondering About Pier Drilling?

It is true that without a strong and well-built foundation, no structure can stand. No matter the building’s purpose, size or even beauty, the unseen foundation elements are most critical to an enduring structure. 

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Soil Improvements Provide Strength and Control Groundwater for Excavation

Before excavation and construction can begin at a construction site, ground improvements must be done to manage groundwater and improve soil strength. Otherwise the site may not be able to provide adequate support for the planned foundation. There are several methods which can be used to accomplish this, depending on the conditions of the soil. To determine the need to make soil improvements prior to the work of the excavating contractor, it may be necessary to consult with a civil engineer.

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