Unusual Helical Piering Job In Aurora, CO

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 by Lyndsie Sundvall

Challenge

This commercial piering job in Aurora was unlike one we had ever had before. This project started when we got a call from a concerned commercial buisness owner about the failing foundation in the building. Setting up an appointment with our Design Specialist Rick. He set out to the site and discovered the wall had been failing and settling quickly, and set a time for an engineer to come make a specific detailed solution on how to permanently stabilize the foundation point. 

Solution

After the engineer had set out a plan to stabilize the point, we sent out our foreman Israel to complete the complex and difficult job. This job was so different compared to our normal piering projects. Normally, our piers are driven straight into the ground and push upwards, but these piers were put at an angle on the outside of the building, pushing the wall the other direction. 

After the project was completed, the owner's peace of mind was restores, and the piers will help push the wall to its original state!