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Pre-Construction Piers

Helicon offers the most innovative pre-construction sinkhole prevention methods to limit damage to your property.

 
 

Process

React

Take into consideration the need for future foundation repair from sinkhole damage. After contacting your insurance company, call Helicon for a free inspection within 24-48 hours.

Evaluate

We assign every client a dedicated Project Manager to answer any questions, assist with insurance claims, and get you the best possible result during sinkhole prevention work.

Protect

Your property is important to you, which is why it’s important to us. During sinkhole prevention installation, we take extra steps to be minimally invasive, leaving your landscaping intact during the sinkhole prevention process.

Restore

We know that our work is only as good as our team, equipment, and materials. Helicon is equipped with the highest level machinery, certifications, and training so when we do a job, we do it right.

Rebuild

With us, there is no need to stress over multiple sub-contractors. Helicon is equipped to replace drywall, paint, pave, landscape, or make any additional repairs during the sinkhole prevention process.

Sinkhole Prevention

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. Pre-construction piers provide peace of mind and guarantee a solid foundation, preventing future settlement issues.

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Pre-Construction Underpinning

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

Helical Pier Installation

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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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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