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Helical Piers Stabilize Colorado Foundations

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

One of Structural Anchor Supply’s dealers, Kimber Construction, is making news for its ability to construct homes on unforgiving Colorado terrain. Recently, there has been an increasing need for foundation repair in Colorado Springs due to underground settling issues. Shifting soil has triggered failures, and it’s clear that outdated building techniques won’t suffice on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Kimber Construction, a company that builds and remodels homes, has implemented a solution for unstable surfaces: helical piers. This type of building support lowers the risk of failure, and allows people to build homes on otherwise unsuitable terrain.

Colorado Springs has an abundance of sloped lots, and traditional foundations require a 3 to 10 foot over dig for stability in these conditions. Needless to say, excavating and replacing so much soil is costly and time consuming. On the other side of the spectrum, installing helical piers is a much simpler and more reliable process. Workers place AB Chance piers 15 to 30 feet underground, and utilize an eight-inch void form before pouring on the foundation wall. Kimber Construction accounts for every unique characteristic of a lot, to use as few piers as possible and reduce costs.

The piers’ high load ratings have attracted customers, and Kimber Construction typically works on over a dozen projects at any given time. The company is known for taking on some of the most challenging projects in the area, and they take pride in building homes where other businesses can’t. The Colorado Springs area is a beautiful place to live, so we’re glad that one of our partners is making it easier for people call it home. Their work shows that with the right tools, no construction job is too difficult to tackle.

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