CHANCE Helical Piles are designed, tested and proven for applications in expansive soils, high water tables, and fill areas. If you live near a flood zone or in an area where seismic events often occur, our CHANCE Certified Installers can provide your contractor with the expertise that is needed to ensure that your home’s foundation is built to meet local building code requirements.
Ensure A Solid Foundation for Your New Home
Soils vary in type, composition, and strength. The differences can be significant. Some soils are very strong and can support significant weight, while other soils are weak and compress under light loads.
Making sure that the soil you are building on is stable enough to support the weight of your home is a vital component to ensuring the long-term stability and health of your home. It is critical to discuss your foundation with your contractor prior to starting any work so that the best solution is determined should the site have weak or unstable soils.
To stabilize your home’s foundation, helical piles are installed deep down into the harder load bearing strata. The weight of your home will be transferred off of the weak soils and onto the helical piles.
CHANCE Helical Pile Foundation System
The CHANCE Helical Pile is a segmented deep foundation system with helical bearing plates welded to a central shaft. Load is primarily transferred from the shaft to the soil through these bearing plates.
They install with a hydraulically powered torque motor mounted to virtually any machine such as a rubber tired backhoe, digger-derrick truck, track-hoe excavator, or front end skid-steer loader.
As a result of their true helical shape, the helices do not auger into the soil but rather screw into it with minimal disturbance. The first section is called the lead or starter section and contains the helical plates. Extensions are added to the helical pile system until load bearing strata or necessary torque capacity is achieved.
The CHANCE Helical Pile Foundation System can be devised to resist or support any load or applications. The helical pier foundation provides engineered support for grade beams, footings, concrete slabs and columns, for both compression and tension loads. And it’s fast. It can be installed with lightweight construction equipment and loaded immediately. There’s no concrete curing time, and predefined capacities are predictable, putting you in control.
CHANCE offers a pre-engineered and manufactured underpinning system evaluated and listed by all the national building code agencies. Approved by national building code agencies BOCA, ICBO, SBCCI, CCMC, and ICC, the CHANCE helical pier and tension anchor has become the deep foundation system of choice for architects, builders, contractors, engineers and geotechnical firms.
Advantages of CHANCE Helical Pile Foundation System for New Home Construction:
- fast installation & immediate loading
- no need for concrete to cure
- eliminates high mobilization costs associated with driven piles, drilled shafts, or auger cast piles
- easy to use in limited access areas
- highest quality material & engineered system
- no vibration
- hot dipped galvanized to astm a-153 or a-123
- iso 9001 certification
- environmentally friendly