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  • Kelsi Klatzky

4 Benefits of Using Helical Piers for Deck Building

As you may know, helical piers are foundation support systems used to stabilize foundations in commercial and residential building projects. Contractors use them to establish new foundations and address issues presented by existing ones. They can be used to support a wide variety of new structures. Here are just some of the many reasons why deck builders prefer using helical piers.

1. Versatility

Are you building on a particularly difficult type of soil? A helical pier may be the foundation solution you need! These structures work well on many different types of landscapes. While establishing a solid foundation can seem impossible if the soil has been exposed to plenty of moisture, helical pier installations can get the job done.

Deck builders can continue to work on saturated soil using helical piers because they go deep into the ground. This allows the builders to work with whatever stable soil is available to create the solid foundation they need.

2. Durability

One of the reasons helical piers can be used on moist soil is because of their corrosion resistance. Moisture in the soil won't weaken the helical piers. They'll remain stable even if they stay in moist soil for several years. Other environmental factors also have a minimal impact on the helical piers.

3. Easy Installation

Looking to complete your deck as soon as possible? Traditional foundation-laying methods may extend the working time for your building project longer than you're comfortable with. If that's the case, you can count on helical piers to provide a more practical solution! According to the National Association of Remodelers, driving a helical pier into average soil should take around 10 minutes. Your deck builders can start working once the helical pier is in the soil.

4. Minimal Impact

Many builders suggest using helical piers for deck building because they have a minimal impact on your outdoor landscape. Helical piers don't take up a lot of space. In our experience, you may not even need to remove soil to accommodate them. If you'd like to see some of our latest helical pier installation projects, don't hesitate to reach out.

A new deck can be the centerpiece of your outdoor landscape. If you're looking to easily add that new deck to your backyard by utilizing helical piers, we can help. Contact our team at ATK Duluth today to learn more about our services.

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