What are Helical Anchors?

Modern helical anchors are comprised of helical shaped circular steel plates welded to a steel shaft at a controlled pitch.

Helical Foundation Systems consist of theextension section, helical anchor lead section, foundation brackets, tieback anchors, extensions, and extensions with helices.

During installation the helical anchor advances with the aid of a hydraulic powered auger system, penetrating into a soil strata of suitable strength and/or the required installation torque is achieved.

Why We Use Helical Anchors                 

Compared to common Footings, Drilled Piers, and Driven Pile Foundations, Helical Foundation Systems offer an unsurpassed economic advantage in installation, saving your project money and manpower. The combination of R.J.L.S. Construction, Inc.'s skill and experience allows your project to be delivered on time and within budget.

Today's Helical Foundation Systems provide cost-effective solutions and benefits, including:


  • Variable load design capacity with helix and depth modification.
  • Ease of transportation to limited access and/or remote sites.
  • Ease in capacity determinations through installation-torque correlations.
  • Ability to be removed for temporary applications.
  • Speed of installation when compared to other deep foundations.
  • Ability to be installed without casing for groundwater inflows and in caving soils.
  • Ability to be installed at superior angle for added lateral resistance.
  • Low noise and/or minimal vibration installation.
  • Galvanized or epoxy-coated for corrosion resistance.
  • Elimination of concrete form-stripping and debris removal.
  • No requirement for concrete set: immediately attached to structures.
  • No drilling spoils.
  • Low mobilization costs.
  • Year round installation.

R.J.L.S. Construction, Inc. dba Fresno House Movers has the Skill and Experience.

Our team's technical expertise combine the disciplines of consulting, engineering, and project management to facilitate all phases of construction. Utilizing the engineering design criteria, RJL Inc. Fresno House Movers are leading the way in application and installation, undertaking projects predicated on safety, serviceability and performance.

Prior to installation, R.J.L.S. Construction, Inc. institutes Compression Load Testing, verifying the engineering load test requirements and minimum depth of embedment.

Deep Foundations

The modern engineering community has divided Foundations into two categories: Shallow and Deep. Foundations are designed by Structural Engineers, as the Geotechnical Engineers design adequate load capacity and limit settlement.

Deep foundations are designed and used to transfer a load from a structure through an upper layer of weak soil to a stronger deeper layer of soil. There are different types of deep foundations including, piles, drilled shafts, caissons, piers, and earth stabilized columns. Sometimes these foundations penetrate bedrock.

Shallow foundations are usually embedded one to two meters into the soil. There are generally two types of shallow foundations consisting of Spread Footings and Slab on Grade or Embedded.

Helical foundation systems offer leading edge technology in Seismic Strapping, allowing stabilization of your foundation and structure on all soil types.