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Helical Piers For A New Foundation in Houghton Lake, MI

Kent Foundation Repair installed these helical piers before the foundation was poured.

Here at Kent Foundation Repair, we love helping our local communities grow. Especially for an charming town like Houghton Lake. It’s Michigan’s largest inland lake, known as one of the “Other Great Lakes”. This is a thriving community with many homes for sale, including lakefront properties. In addition, there several new home under construction.

New Construction for Lakefront Properties

We help homeowners with lake cottage construction by providing a strong foundation that uses helical piers to reach competent, load-bearing soils. Waterfront properties have challenging soil conditions that expand and contract due to the sandy composition of the soil as well as hydrostatic pressure on some of the clay-based soils. This can cause foundation settlement and bowed basement walls.


READ MORE: Eroding Sand Dunes & Soil: The Impact on Lakefront Homes


This homeowner decided to start their foundation with helical piers to combat the sandy soil composition. Kent’s Foundation team installed piers along the perimeter of the foundation before it was poured. This proactive approach will guarantee this foundation will be stable and level for years to come.

Lakefront Foundations by Kent Foundation Repair

Helical piers installed prior to a foundation being poured.

Before you build your dream lakefront cottage, talk to Kent Foundation Repair. We’ll help you determine the right number of helical piers to keep your home on solid ground for generations to come.

You can learn more about Houghton Lake by visiting the Houghton Lake page at michigan.org.


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