To repair stressed and bowing walls, Helitech utilizes the Chance Helical Anchor System. Engineered for proven dependability and long-term stability, you will have peace of mind knowing your foundation walls are supported.
Helical screw anchors have been used by Chance for decades, providing predictable holding strength in all soil types.
The Chance Helical Anchor System features exclusive anchoring techniques, tools, designs, and sizes that make other foundation methods a thing of the past. The proven reliability and engineered predictability of the system’s performance is positive, economical, hassle-free, and unmatched.
The Helical Wall Anchor System
Wall plate (or C-Channel for blocked foundations)
Steps taken to protect your investment
The foundation is prepared for anchor installation by drilling 3″ diameter holes at each anchor location on the inside.
After the Helical anchor is screwed into the active soil, it is then extended through the drilled hole.
From the inside, a wall plate (or a steel 6″ C-Channel for blocked foundations) is attached to the anchor and secured tight.
The foundation wall (in most cases) is returned to its original position.
Learn more about Chance Helical Wall Anchors by downloading our free brochure.
Helical Wall Anchors
Helitech installs wall anchors in order to correct a wall that is being pushed inward due to soil expansion. A wall anchor consists of large steel screws, otherwise referred to as helicals connected to a beam. The wall anchor is horizontally drilled into the soil surrounding your affected wall property. The screws or large helicals connected to the beam are drilled to a depth deep enough to reach soil that does not expand due to weather seasonality. When the beam is connected to your inward pushed wall, the wall anchor draws the wall back to its original position while preventing future wall deterioration.
Helical Wall Anchor System Defined
The Chance Helical Wall Anchor System is different from many other wall repair system. It goes beyond simply patching up cracks.
With helical wall anchors, foundation stability and support from both sides of the wall are a result.
The helical wall anchor system is able to shift the bowing or cracked wall of the home back into proper alignment and provides constant support in order to prevent recurring damage. Visually speaking, the helical wall anchor system is able to do this because it is drilled deep within the ground, reaching the inactive soil that will not be affected by erosion, water seepage, or temperature change.
The other end of the anchor, the part opposite the helical screws, is attached to an anchor bolt and steel plate on the inside of your wall. The steel plate holds the anchor in place, thus supporting and repairing the damaged wall. If needed by the design, several of these anchors may be installed along one wall to provide maximum support.
Advantage of AB Chance Helical Piles
Trust – Over 100 Years of engineering and installation experience
Quality – ISO 9001 Certified providing a customer-focused performance improvement
Made in the U.S.A. – Manufactured in the heartland, using mill direct prime steel
Warranty – CHANCE Brand Helical Piles are backed by the best warranty in the industry
Service – Over 30 Application Engineers within the CHANCE Alliance Network, in addition to Helitech’s own in-house engineering staff
Sustainable – CHANCE Helical Piles are made from recycled steel; and can be removed and reused
Building Code Approved
The AB Chance Helical Anchoring System Helitech utilizes for foundation repair is building code approved. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers utilize evaluation reports to proved a basis for using or approving CHANCE Type SS5, SS175, RS3500, RS2875, and SS175/RS350- Combo Helical Foundation Systems in projects.
Benefits to the Alternative of Wall Replacement
Besides being less expensive than a replacement, helical wall anchors offer many benefits, including:
Permanent Solution: Helical wall anchors eliminate bowing walls permanently. This option is smart. If you were to go through the steps to replace a wall, chances are, soil expansion would eventually create bowing to the new wall in the future.
Shorter Completion Time: The entire installation takes far less time than a wall replacement, which often calls for excavation of current wall material and a concrete truck on site to pour a wall. Although every circumstance is different, depending on the design, most helical wall anchor installations for a single wall takes less than 3 days.
Limited Living Disturbance: The entire process can be completed without causing much disturbance to normal household life. Helical wall anchors are installed outside of the home for most of the construction excluding the attachment of the anchor bolt and steel plate, which is inside. The alternative of wall replacement is a highly complex solution that would most often require relocation.
Helitech offers free estimates on your foundation repairs.
Find out more about our pricing and available finance options for foundation repair.
“Your craftsman, Justin Roberts, appeared on time this morning and repaired our foundation crack. He was neat and clean with his work and explained in detail the process and stages of the work—both before and after the job. It was also necessary for him to clear some framing off the …
Shelley H. — 9.18.2017
Darrin Leitner is excellent. A great asset of your company!!!
Doug K. — 11.6.2017
I want to let you know that the crew that did the work at my house the past two days were very refreshing. It was nice to see people wanting to work and learn. Alex P knew his job very well and took the time to explain the steps to …
Jason D. — 5.5.2017
They really stepped up to the plate when I needed them most as a client. I could write 5 pages about everything they did right as a company when I had an incident after they did some work for me. They worked with me the whole time and being in …
Sean P. — 1.4.2018
I wanted to make sure that it was known that the group of guys that worked on our house were very professional and very hard working. I had a few items to clean up in the basement when they arrived and the team was very accommodating while working around me …
Mike W. — 3.11.2019
O'Fallon, MO, USA
Cody and Alex were great. They were consistent in keeping me in the loop and left basement in great condition. They both are an asset to your company.
Phil L. — 6.18.2019
Mahomet, IL, USA
Guys showed up on time, explained everything they were going to do. Answered any questions I had. When completed showed me the results, again asked if I had any questions. Greg gave me my estimate, he did a great job answering all my questions. Throughout the process, Greg was always …
Jeff M. — 9.18.2017
St. Peters, MO
Kevin W. did an excellent job repairing the wall crack. He was fast, clean, and provided several recommendations for maintaining my house. I would highly recommend him to other clients.
Tony V. — 4.11.2017
We always get competitive bids when reviewing a potential construction project for our home. Helitech was both competitively priced and it was completed on time. Our sales person Jon Courtney demonstrated a firm understanding of what was causing our issue and helped guide us through the process of installing a …
Nora Beth H. — 7.28.2017
When estimate was initially done, we were a little hesitant, but the representative effectively assured us that when work began, if problems arose, work would stop and we would be immediately notified. On the day of the actual work, the crew went above in beyond. The crew was very knowledgeable …
Rufus B. — 10.5.2017
St. Louis, MO
I wanted to send huge thanks for the long and hard work that Aaron Bauer & Todd Wells (and too many others who were here less of the time) put in here at my home over the past 2 weeks. They went out of their way to work around my …
Richard B. — 4.7.2017
Great service all the way around! Jon came out to provide an estimate and he was extremely knowledgeable about all the possible solutions and professional in his approach describing the pros and cons of each possibility. He even identified the key to watch for when getting competitive quotes. After much …
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