11-20-2005, 08:50 AM
I own a 1955 ranch-style home in Tallahassee, Florida and 1/4 of it sits on pipe clay. The expanding and contracting of the clay has caused settlement cracks in parts of the house and we fear it will get worse over time. What is the best remedy? We got an estimate from a pipe clay specialist who recommends helical piers. What's the benefit of that technique as opposed to wall anchors or jacking up the house to correct the problem?