It’s Time to Consider Helical-Pile Footings
Steel piles screwed into the ground can support anything from mailboxes to houses
Helical piles are steel footings that screw into the ground. Author Jeremy Hess installs them to support structures such as decks, porches, and boardwalks; to shore up failing house footings; and to underpin settling concrete slabs. Here, he discusses the parts of a helical pile, how to install one, and how to attach it to a structure.