Foundation Helical Piers

Permanent Repair Solution to Lift and Stabilize Your Sinking & Settling Foundation

Is your home showing signs of foundation settlement, like sagging basement floors, wall cracks, or a leaning chimney? LUX installs helical pier systems that securely anchor deep into the ground, ensuring permanent stabilization and leveling of your foundation.

What Are Helical Piers?

Illustration showing a close-up image of helical piers used for helical piers installation in Martinsburg, WV.

Helical piers, also known as helical piles or screw piles, are deep foundation underpinning products constructed using steel shafts with helical flights. They are helix-shaped plates driven to advance deep into the ground until they reach stable soil layers or bedrock. The helix blades pull the pier into the soil during installation, providing anchoring strength as the foundation’s weight is transferred onto them.

 

Once installed, they provide strong anchorage and can be adjusted to return your home’s foundation to its original position, closing gaps caused by settlement and restoring its long-term structural integrity.

 

The unique design and versatility of helical piers make them suitable for both light and heavy loads, and they can be used both for repairing existing foundations and for new constructions, which is often the best solution to prevent future settlement.


At LUX, we use the GripTite Helical Pier System, engineered to provide unparalleled support to stabilize sinking settling foundations permanently by digging deep into the soil and transferring your home’ weight to the pier.

Why are Helical Piers Installation Necessary?

Helical piers offer an ideal solution for numerous homes, whether a new construction home, a leaning chimney, or an existing home with foundation problems.

Choosing Helical Piers means choosing security, stability, and cost-effectiveness for your home. It’s an investment in the longevity and safety of your structure.

Signs Your Foundation Needs Helical Piers Installation

The initial indications of foundation settlement may start subtly but tend to worsen over time. It’s crucial to recognize the need for additional support to prevent further damage. 

 

Here are some key indicators that suggest a need for helical piers:

If these signs are recognizable in your home, it’s time to consider installing helical piers.

LUX Helical Piers Installation Process

At LUX Foundation Solutions, our team of professionals has the knowledge and expertise to ensure a smooth and seamless installation. The installation process involves:

1. Site Assessment

We begin by conducting a site assessment. Our team will inspect your home and soil conditions to understand the extent of the foundation problems and determine the best placement for the helical piers.

 

2. Excavation

Following the site assessment, we proceed to the excavation step. Careful and strategic excavation is performed to expose the foundation for installing helical piers. Our team ensures minimal disruption to your property while ensuring adequate access to the foundation.

 

3. Bracket Attachment

Once the foundation is exposed, we secure a heavy-duty steel bracket to your home’s foundation footing. These brackets are a key component in bridging the helical pier and your foundation. It is secured tightly to ensure that the weight of your structure is effectively transferred to the helical piers.


4. Helical Piers Installation

We install the helical piers with hydraulic machinery by screwing them into the ground until it reaches the engineered capacity and proper load-bearing soils. This process ensures the pier is anchored deeply, providing a stable base for your structure.

 

5. Foundation Stabilization, Lifting, and Leveling (optional)

Following the pier installation, we stabilized the foundation. Using specialized equipment, we carefully lift and level your foundation, transferring the weight of your home to the pier. This process ensures that it is level and avoids future shifting or sinking issues.

 

6. Adding Rebar and Pouring Concrete Footing

Once the piers are installed and your foundation is leveled, we proceed to secure it further by adding rebar and pouring concrete footing.

 

7. Site Restoration

After ensuring everything is secure and in place, we undertake site restoration. We clean up the installation site, restoring it to its initial condition while ensuring the new foundation is sound and secure.

The Installation Video of Helical Piers

Watch our installation video to see how LUX team can effectively install Helical Piers and ensure the stability of your home. Trusted by many homeowners, our team ensures an effective and efficient installation process. 

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Before and After Images of Push Piers Installation

Pictures speak louder than words. 

Take a look at our before and after images showcasing the transformative process of Helical Piers installation. These images offer a compelling visual representation of the significant structural improvements made, from the initial state of the foundation to its fully repaired and stabilized condition.

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Why Choose LUX Helical Piers System?

LUX Foundation Solutions stands apart due to our commitment to quality, professionalism, and customer satisfaction. Choosing us for your helical piers installation comes with numerous advantages. These include:

We understand how important your home is to you, and we are dedicated to restoring its structural integrity with our helical piers installation services.

Image of LUX team performing helical piers installation in Berkeley, WV, for structural reinforcement.

Secure the Future of Your Foundation: Contact LUX for a Free Estimate for Helical Piers Installation!

Don’t wait for visible foundation problems to escalate; secure the future of your structure with our comprehensive helical piers installation service. 

 

At LUX Foundation Solutions, we offer complete foundation repair services to permanently fix your foundation problems. You can rely on our expertise, quality of work, and commitment to delivering results that exceed expectations.

 

Contact us today at 540-508-8587 or fill out our online free estimate form for helical piers installation in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, North Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, and surrounding areas, providing durable and reliable foundation repair solutions.

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FAQ's

Can helical piers be used for both residential and commercial foundation repair projects?

Yes! Helical piers are a versatile foundation repair solution suitable for both residential and commercial projects. They offer excellent load-bearing capacity and adaptability, making them a reliable choice for various types of structures. 

At LUX, we offer helical pier installation services catering to the needs of both residential and commercial clients, ensuring a dependable repair solution for a wide range of applications.

Can helical piers be installed in tight or restricted spaces?

Yes, helical piers can be installed in tight or restricted spaces, and this is one of their advantages over other traditional foundation repair methods. The helix design allows them to navigate challenging access situations. 

 

At LUX, our team is equipped with specialized tools and expertise to facilitate the installation in confined spaces, ensuring effective repair even in areas where traditional methods may not be feasible.

Are helical piers suitable for areas with expansive soils or poor soil conditions?

Yes, helical piers are particularly suitable for areas with expansive soils or poor soil conditions. The helical design allows these piers to be screwed into the ground, providing a solid base, stability and load-bearing support. Expansive soils that undergo cycles of swelling and shrinking can resist the pressures exerted by soil movement.

 

Moreover, they offer a reliable foundation support solution in areas with poor soil conditions, such as those with low load-bearing capacity or high water content. The helical plates on the piers create a large bearing area, distributing the structural load evenly and preventing settlement.


When professionally installed, helical piers can provide a durable and effective solution to support and stabilize the foundation for properties facing challenges related to expansive or poor-quality soils. Consult with foundation experts at LUX to ensure a tailored approach based on the specific soil conditions of your property.

Do I need a permit to install helical piers?

Permit requirements for helical pier installation can vary depending on your location. It is advisable to check with your local building department to determine whether a permit is necessary for your specific project. 


For a seamless installation experience, contact LUX. Our team specializes in installations and is equipped to handle the process smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, we understand that navigating permit requirements can be complex, and we are here to assist you in understanding and obtaining any necessary permits to ensure compliance with local regulations for a hassle-free experience.

Can helical piers correct an already shifted foundation?

Yes, helical piers can be used not only to stop further shifting but also to correct an already shifted foundation. However,  every situation is unique, so it is strongly recommended to undergo a thorough inspection by a professional like LUX. Contact our expert team to ensure a tailored approach to foundation repair based on a comprehensive understanding of the unique circumstances of your property.

How much does helical piers installation cost?

The cost of helical piers installation can vary greatly depending on the size and condition of the structure, as well as the depth to which the piers need to be installed. It’s best to request a quote from a professional foundation repair service for a more accurate estimate. 

At LUX, we provide free estimates, ensuring that we help you better understand the specific cost tailored to your project, addressing your unique needs and concerns.

How many helical piers do I need in my foundation?

The number of helical piers needed for your foundation depends on various factors, such as the size and weight of the structure, soil conditions, and the extent of foundation issues. A thorough assessment by a professional is essential to determine the optimal placement and quantity of helical piers. Factors like the load-bearing capacity of the soil and the specific areas of foundation settlement guide the calculation. 


Contact us to consult with experts at LUX for a comprehensive evaluation and to recommend the precise number of helical piers required to provide effective and long-lasting support for your foundation.

Do helical piers affect the value of my property?

Yes, a properly installed helical piers system can increase your property’s value. The assurance of a secure foundation they provide can be a significant selling point for potential buyers. 

 

Knowing that a reliable foundation system supports the structure adds to the property’s overall appeal and perceived value. It not only addresses existing concerns but also serves as a proactive measure, making the property more attractive in the real estate market.

When should I consider using helical piers for foundation support?

You should consider using helical piers for foundation support under several circumstances:

 

  1. If you notice signs of foundation settlement, cracks in walls, or bowing walls.
  2. Sloping or unlevel floors
  3. If the soil around your property is prone to expansion and contraction due to moisture variations.
  4. New construction
  5. Preventive measures if you anticipate potential foundation issues or if your property is located in an area prone to soil instability or settling.
  6. To increase your property’s value.

 

Consulting with professionals at LUX can provide insights into whether helical piers are the right solution for your specific home support needs.

What if I'm concerned about the cost of helical piers installation?

We understand that cost is a significant consideration when it comes to foundation repair projects. However, delaying necessary repairs can lead to more extensive damage and potentially higher costs down the line. That’s why we offer transparent pricing and flexible financing options to help alleviate concerns about affordability. 


Our team will work with you to assess your specific needs and budget constraints, providing personalized solutions that address your foundation issues while minimizing financial stress. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you affordably stabilize your foundation with helical piers installation.

We Serve the Following Areas

We are proud to serve helical piers installation in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, North Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, and surrounding areas. Our service regions encompass diverse communities, each with unique foundation needs due to varying soil types and weather conditions. We are equipped to handle the specific foundation challenges posed by these regions, ensuring resilient and lasting solutions.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA, NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA, SHENANDOAH VALLEY

WEST VIRGINIA

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