Pre-Construction


Helicon offers the most innovative pre-construction solutions to guarantee a solid foundation

Helical Pier Installation

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The high frequency of foundation failures in Florida means some property owners should consider sinkhole prevention measures prior to breaking ground on a new building. A pre-construction helical pier system provides peace of mind and guarantee a solid foundation, preventing future settlement issues. 

Protect your foundation before the construction of your home or business by with helical pier installation.  The helical pier foundation can be devised to resist or support any load or application.

ADVANTAGES
  • Can be installed year round
  • Round shaft has a high resistance to bending
  • Galvanized steel resists corrosion for long life
  • Cannot be seen after installation

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Pre-Construction Underpinning

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New construction underpinning is an increasingly popular method to prevent future foundation problems. By installing a deep underpinning foundation system prior to laying your foundation, you can ensure that the structure will rest on a solid base.

Advantages
  • Versatile - can be made to support any load
  • Installation is very fast 
  • Safely & permanently transfers the weight of a structure onto solid bedrock or load-bearing strata
  • Safe to install in environmentally sensitive areas

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Vibro Systems


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Making sure the ground can support a structure is a team effort that requires equal parts communication and expertise among all parties involved. Helicon has completed ground improvement solutions at hundreds of sites in Florida, building trusted relationships and a bank of knowledge unrivaled in the industry.

Installing vibro stone column often times dramatically strengthens weak soils at a lower cost than either building deep foundations or replacing weak soils with engineered fill.  We provide the most cost-effective and technically appropriate solution for your project’s needs. 

ADVANTAGES
  • Increase bearing capacity
  • Decrease settlement
  • Mitigate liquefaction
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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know if my property has sinkhole conditions?

Developers are required (by law) to test soil conditions on a site prior to building homes or commercial property. They are not, however, required to do sinkhole testing.

Is it worth it to do pre-construction piers before we build a house?

It is easier and more cost-effective to underpin a foundation or stabilize weak soils before a home is built. Upfront shoring of the foundation of a home can potentially offset the cost of sinkhole loss coverage over the life of the mortgage.


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