Helical Piers

Stabilize Your Foundation With Helical Piers

At UMA, we provide foundation repair solutions including helical piers to clients in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. A helical pier has a wide variety of uses and can be used to repair existing foundations or support new ones. Our geotechnical contractors are trained to install screw piles without impacting the environment. And with our extensive knowledge of soil, we can make sure that your project is stable and safe to continue building upon, whether for commercial, industrial, or residential purposes. If you need a helical pile foundation, reach out to our team today to learn more!

Screw Pile Installation For Residential, Commercial, & Industrial Projects

When it comes to screw pile foundations, UMA’s contractors have the knowledge and field training needed to execute your project without a hitch.  But you may be wondering, how exactly does a helical pile installation work?

To achieve structural remediation, the helical anchors are screwed into the ground in flights – or sections of helical piers – bearing resistance to the helix at the tip of the pier. Once in place, they can be mechanically attached to the foundation permitting the operator to support and/or raise the connected foundation. The helical piers are then installed at calculated intervals to ensure the equal spread of the structure’s load.

Helical anchors can be installed in limited access areas because of their size and ease of installation. This deep foundation method side-steps the time and disturbance associated with excavation and allows a load of a structure to easily transfer onto the supporting soils. Fill out an online form to get a free quote on your screw pile foundation today!

The Most Common Uses Of Helical Anchors

We often use helical anchors in industrial, commercial, and residential projects because they are easy to install and highly effective. Here are the most common uses of helical piles:

  • Structural underpinning
  • New construction in unstable soil
  • Tiebacks for slope stabilization
  • In place of caissons, driven piles, or micropiles
  • & more


We often use helical anchors in slope stabilization to help maintain slope stability. This is done by screwing the piles into the fault line and then attaching that to a retaining wall. In structural underpinning, the helical piers are placed underneath the exposed failed footings and then raised to the required elevation. For more information regarding helical piles, or other methods foundation repair methods, contact us today!

    Get a Free Quote On Your Helical Pile Foundation Today!

    When it comes to stabilizing your foundation, helical piles are a safe and productive solution. At UMA, we train all our geotechnical engineers on a wide variety of deep foundation solutions, including screw pile installations. Whether you need help stabilizing a slope, footings, or have a new construction project in unstable soil, a helical anchor can help. Our team can help you with your residential, industrial, and commercial construction projects. When it comes to deep foundation repair, you need a team that is educated and trained to offer you the right solutions. UMA is proud to be able to do just that. Contact our team today to get a free quote on your screw pile installation!

    Client Testimonials

    Fred Smith Company

    We’ve partnered on several interesting and unique state and municipal projects. In each case UMA has played a key role in helping us deliver excellence to project owners and the neighboring public. Their expertise in drilled foundations have played critical roles in completing projects successfully. We appreciate the relationship.

    Fred Smith Company

    Catlin Engineers and Scientists

    UMA responded very quickly to the needs of our project with the appropriate solution, and they provided the means and methods to implement that solution in a way that accommodated the complex site conditions.

    Catlin Engineers and Scientists

    City of Durham

    The City has worked on two larger projects with UMA. Both projects exceeded our expectations and were delivered on-time and on–budget. I would encourage anyone seeking soil and structure stabilization to consider UMA based on the successful projects they have delivered for the City of Durham.

    City of Durham