Monday, February 12th, 2018 by Niles Erickson
When it comes to stabilizing a deck or small structure with a foundation, the traditional method involves lots of digging, lots of mixing cement, and lots of labor. Concrete piers are very labor intensive, are prone to failure, and can cost a contractor or homeowner days of work. Fortunately, today there is a great solution and alternative application, known as helical piers.
Helical piers, or piles, are steel piers engineered to be turned into the ground like a giant screw. Rotational resistance is measured as the pier is installed to ensure that the pier is solidly anchored in the soil. Often times, they are installed at depths well beyond the required 48 inches required by most cities throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
EZ Post helical pier system:
Concrete pillar system:
Helical Deck piers make a STRONG and FAST foundation for your structure. Whether it is a deck, sunroom or any other small structure. Helical deck piers are engineered through the best technology.
If you're considering using helical piers for your next deck or porch project, call for a free estimate, and weigh the pros and cons of the helical EZ Post vs. the concrete support.