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Commercial Pole Anchoring Service

American Standard Foundation Repair is capable of installing up to 80 helical utility pole bases in a workday on suitable terrain.
Helical piles are very useful in stabilizing foundational structures.

Professional engineering and design are critical to safe, sturdy, and durable helical utility pole anchoring and base construction.

The methods and materials we use at American Standard Foundation Repair allow us to install up to 80 helical utility pole bases in a workday on suitable terrain.

“Helical” means having a helix or spiral shape. The helical plates bear weight underground in helical piers and provide stability in compression engineering applications. The plates are welded to a central shaft that allows for the weight from the pole supported above ground to the plates and the stable deep soil. The design enables piers to be driven into highly dense and hard soils that lay below soft and looser upper soil structures.

Modern helical ground anchoring engineering and design

Modern helical ground anchoring engineering and design have changed the utility pole construction process by allowing for cost-effective solutions that can be quickly laid out and installed. These utility bases are also commonly described as helical piles, piers, anchors, and ground screws. 

Helical utility bases are ideal for various vertical loads, including street and parking lot lighting, decorative light or signage poles, highway-facing signage, and support for structural foundations when needed. The bases we design and install are also useful for constructing solar panels, wind turbine towers, and telecommunication towers. Pier segments can be joined with secure couplings to achieve the depth needed to provide stability for the intended above-ground use. Pier depth is only practically limited by soil density and composure. 

Helical piers used for pole bases and anchoring are installed to reach below the surface to competent soils that remain stable and provide a predictable load-bearing capacity over the years. One significant advantage of helical utility bases is that they can be safely and securely installed in even weak topsoil, fill material or areas with a high water table.

The piers are designed so that both topsoil and subsurface soil is minimally disturbed, reducing the need to excavate the construction area. The helical design does not “auger” the soil but works as a screw-inclined plane causing minimal soil disturbance. Concrete is not needed to secure the pier, allowing for installation to be done in most weather conditions and throughout the year. Various sizes and material configurations are available in helical base construction, allowing our designers to match them with your facility’s soil and terrain conditions and load requirements.

Contact American Standard Foundation Repair. We are the Mid-South’s top firm for designing and installing permanent helical utility pole bases.

From our offices in Memphis, TN, Knoxville, TN, and Rogers, AR, we bring our team of expert engineers and our reputation for the best customer service to your facility. Our owner, Jae Wells, serves as the President of the National Foundation Repair Association and leads our team in ensuring your construction project runs smoothly and exceeds your expectations.