Helical Pier Installation Video – Champion Foundation Repair
http://ChampionFoundation.com In this video, we will be demonstrating the installation of Champion’s Helical Pier System.
To stabilize the perimeter of your home, Helical Piers will be hydraulically driven past the looser soils and deep down into the harder load bearing strata.
The weight of the structure will then be transferred off of those weaker soils and onto the Helical Piers.
The process begins by hand digging holes at each point to allow access to the footer. Once the footer is chiseled and prepared, it’s time to place the spreader beam.
The spreader beam is placed underneath the foundation and will be connected to the Fasteel ULTRA bracket later in the installation process.
After the spreader beam has been placed, it’s time to install the Helical Lead Section. The Helical Lead is a steel pipe with multiple twisted helix plates ranging in size from 8 inch to 16 inches in diameter.
The Helical Lead is placed in the footer hole in preparation of the hydraulic torque drive.
At this point the Helical Lead will be connected to a hydraulic drive assembly in the process of driving the helical begins.
Designed to withstand 8500 foot-pounds of torque pressure the Helical Lead drills through the weakened soil driving the Helical Lead deep into competent load bearing strata.
Once the helical has been driven, helical extensions will be added one at a time, until the helical is firmly and securely at the desired depth of installation.
Once drilling is complete the excess helical pipe will be cut and be made ready for the bracket installation.
The Fasteel ULTRA bracket is now placed in position to the helical pipe and set underneath the spreader beam. Once the bracket assembly T pipe is installed we will be able to seat the bracket directly onto the footer.
The ULTRA bracket is now connected to the footer and foundation is ready to be lifted. The Fasteel ULTRA bracket is the industry’s strongest foundation bracket, each series of brackets are tested at the manufacturer and provide an unparalleled holding capacity of up to 120,000 pounds.
Using a specially designed 20 ton jacking assembly, we begin to jack and slowly lift the home’s foundation. As the house is lifted the weight of your homes foundation is shifted off the damaged soil structure and onto the helical pier.
Once we reach the desired correction, the jacking assembly will be removed and the footer hole properly filled in.
This process is then repeated across the perimeter of your home with each pier establishing an immovable connection between your homes foundation and the deeper load bearing strata deep beneath your home placing your foundation on solid ground.
Champion’s patented state-of-the-art helical repair system provides the industry’s strongest and longest lasting foundation repair.
Every Champion Helical Repair comes completely backed with our lifetime warranty.
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