What is the difference between a helical pier and a helical pile? There really is no difference. The terms are often used interchangeably for this type of deep foundation system. In new construction, helical piers and helical piles are used when soil conditions near the surface have questionable characteristics that may compromise the ability of the foundation to transfer and distribute loads into the ground. In these cases, a helical pier or helical pile is used to transfer loads deeper into the ground where suitable bearing conditions exist. They can also be used in existing construction to correct various foundation problems and settling.
While helical piers and helical piles are the same in concept and purpose, some products may be better suited for specific circumstances or soil conditions. Likewise, not all products are equal in quality and performance.
The HeliPile products used by Intermountain Helical Piers are superior in design, strength, and quality to all of the competition. IMR listened to the demands of the industry and developed, tested and made a superior product. At Intermountain Helical Piers, we are so confident in our products that we provide a lifetime warranty.