Helical piles installed last year saved a home pounded by record rains in the Florida Panhandle from being swept away or destroyed like many of the surrounding homes.

On April 29, 2014, Pensacola, Fla., received 22 inches of rain in about 24 hours — the most they have ever recorded. The resulting extreme flooding wiped out roadways and destroyed entire neighborhoods. After the torrential rains swept through, one home in Gulf Breeze, Fla., that had undergone a remediation project by Alpha Foundation Specialists was able to be salvaged. 

In 2013 Alpha installed 24 helical piles to stabilize and level the home. It was thanks to this process that the home and its belongings were able to be salvaged from complete collapse while other homes around it were completely destroyed. So devastating was the flood around the Gulf Breeze home, in fact, that the helical piles were visible after the storm washed away much of the earth around the home’s foundation.

Foundation Supportworks manufactures helical piles for use on both residential and commercial structures to resolve the ongoing damages, inconveniences and stability concerns caused by foundation settlement.

Foundation Supportworks Inc. (FSI) is a leading manufacturer of foundation stabilization products used for the repair of existing structures as well as deep foundations for new construction applications. Their product line includes helical pile and helical anchor systems, push pier systems, polyurethane slab repair systems and other geotechnical construction products. 

With a network of installing contractors across the U.S. and Canada, FSI helps residential and commercial property owners fix their failing foundations. Their products provide structural integrity by repairing settling, bowing, cracked and damaged foundations. Visit www.foundationsupportworks.com to learn more about the company or to find a contractor local to your area.