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The Many Advantages of Helical Deck Piers

Monday, February 12th, 2018 by Niles Erickson


Foundation Support for Decks, Sunrooms, Porches and more.

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. 

What are 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. 

 deck piers                             Helical deck piers

 

What are the advantages of helical piers vs. concrete piers?

 

EZ Post helical pier system:

  • Quick installation
  • Quick cleanup
  • Used to support many types of structures
  • The steal used on the post will not rust
  • Permanent solution, will never settle or heave

Concrete pillar system:

  • messy installation with lots of digging
  • lengthy installation and cleanup
  • prone to heaving and settling
  • cannot be installed in poor weather
  • concrete can look dirty, messy

  Sinking concrete pier       EZ Post Pier

 

Why use Helical Deck Support Piers?

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.

 

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