Helical Pile Foundations For

Retaining Walls In Central New York

Discover how helical piles can transform your retaining wall, making it faster to build while greatly increasing strength and longevity

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Get A Stronger, Faster, Better Retaining Wall

Helical piles make your retaining wall faster to install, increases strength, and ensures years of reliable service

When you absolutely, positively need to hold the earth in place with a durable retaining wall, then you need to consider a helical pile foundation. This revolutionary foundation technology is dramatically faster to install than concrete or driven piles while creating zero disturbance to your land. No excavation, noise, or damage to your property. Plus a helical foundation is highly resistant to corrosion and can withstand even the worst soil conditions.

What We'll Do For You


    Site Preparation


    Helical Pile Installation


    Foundation Design


    Material Removal


    Earth Levelling & Grading

What Is A Helical Pile Foundation And How Does It Work?

Invented in the 1830's this revolutionary foundation makes it easier than ever to protect your property and enhance your yard with a secure and beautiful retaining wall


Components Of A Helical Pile

It may not look like it at first glance, but helical piles deliver incredible load capacities in a streamlined package that outperforms other foundations

  • 1

    Pile Cap

    The pile cap connects a helical pile to your structure. They come in a variety of designs to suit any project.

  • 2

    Pile Shaft

    A sturdy steel pipe forms the body of a helical pile and transfers loads down to the helix plates

  • 3

    Helix Plates

    These specially-formed plates are the magic behind a helical pile. Their shape helps turn the pile into the ground and anchor in firm soil

  • 4

    Pilot Point

    In order to accurately and cleanly penetrate dense ground, a slant-cut pilot point gives us power and precision

Why Choose Our Team?

We know you have many choices when it comes to helical pile retaining walls in Central New York. Here's a few reasons to consider our friendly team for your retaining wall needs


We've operated out of Syracuse for over 17 years and have built countless retaining walls for home and cottage owners. Large or small, our dedicated team has the right equipment to install a great foundation.


Life, work, and play, we do it all here in Central New York. Locally owned, locally operated, locally focused. We're not just your foundation contractor, we might even be your next door neighbor.


From first phone call to leaving your site, our aim is to deliver friendly service the whole way through. Because you shouldn't have to deal with gruff and grumpy contractors.


Your project matters to our team. It's why going the extra mile and finding solutions is in our blood. No half-measures or leaving before the job is done right, we're committed to your success.

What To Know About Helical Piles For Retaining Walls

  • Big Load Capacities In A Small Package

    You need plenty of holding strength to resist the incredible pressure soil will exert on your retaining wall. Helical piles deliver huge load capacities in a compact and efficient package, making them an easier and faster foundation for retaining walls.

  • Can Be Installed Horizontally

    One of the fantastic, and unique, benefits of a helical pile is that we can install them on an angle or even horizontally. This delivers enormous holding strength and ensures your retaining wall won't buckle, shift, or fail.

  • Environmentally-Friendly

    Helical piles are manufactured from 100% steel, create no disturbance in the ground, and can even be removed for complete recycling or reuse someday.

  • No More Waiting

    Unlike concrete, which requires curing time, helical piles are ready to handle loads immediately after installation. This speeds up your construction time significantly and eliminates delays.


How Your Retaining Wall Helical Pile Process Works

Not sure what goes into using helical piles to support a strong and durable retaining wall? You're not alone! That's why we've made the process as easy as 1-2-3

  • 1

    Consultation & Assessment

    Having a retaining wall build using a helical pile foundation can seem like a big, and intimidating, task. We understand that, which is why your project starts with a consultation to identify exactly how we can help.

  • 2

    Planning & Preparation

    Once we know your needs, we'll create a clear plan on how to meet them. Everything is explained to you before we do it, so you never feel out of the loop.

  • 3

    Work Time!

    On the day we're scheduled to perform the work, our crews will show up on-time and ready to go. Our experienced helical pile operators are dedicated to keeping your site clean and leaving nothing behind except a firm and reliable foundation.

"I chose CDP Excavating Services based on its ratings and am happy to provide my own review now. Jason, Greg, and the CDP crew performed well above my expectations. The price for the work was very reasonable, and they did a lot of hard work!"

Meg R. | Syracuse, NY

Let's Get Your Retaining Wall Project Started

Common Questions About Helical Piles For Retaining Walls In New York

Questions about using helical piles for retaining walls? We have answers below! Don't see your question? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help

Why use helical piles for my retaining wall?

Speed, ease, and durability. In our opinion those are the top 3 reasons you'd want to use helical piles for retaining walls, although there's many more! Because helical piles are quick to install, hold enormous weight, and can anchor horizontally, they're perfect for retaining walls.

Can I trust the performance of a helical pile?

Yes, you can! Helical piles have been widely used and studied since their invention in the 1830's. In fact, you can even find highrise buildings in New York city that have been standing for years on helical foundations with zero issues. Engineer-approved and trusted.

How come I haven't heard of helical piles before?

Even though helical piles have been around for nearly 200 years and are used extensively, many in New York are still unaware of them. This is mostly due to the widespread use of concrete, however more contractors and engineers are switching to helical foundations.

How many helical piles will I need for my retaining wall?

It depends on the size, location, design, and soil conditions (among other factors). There's no "one answer" to this question, as each project is unique. If you'd like to know how many helical piles you'll need for your retaining wall, get in touch with our team!

How long can a helical pile retaining wall last?

A typical helical pile will easily deliver firm support for many decades. Protective tactics like a galvanized coating or increased material thickness keeps corrosion at bay and ensures you enjoy a foundation that your grandchildren can stand on someday.

How can I get a price quote for my project?

It's easy, simply get in touch with us using the contact form below! Describe your project and our team will get in touch with you to determine your needs. You'll receive a clear quote that details work to be done and the cost. We pride ourselves on accurate and honest quotes.

Get In Touch With Us

Need an estimate or have questions about building retaining walls with helical pile foundations here in Central New York? We're here to help you, use the contact form or information below to connect with our friendly team. 

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Albion, Amboy, Baldwinsville, Boylston, Camillus, Central Square, Cicero, Clay, Cleveland, Constantia, DeWitt, Fabius, Fulton, Geddes, Granby, Hannibal, Hastings, Lacona, Lafayette, Lysander, Manlius, Marcellus, Mexico, Minetto, New Haven, Onondaga, Orwell, Oswego, Otisco, Palermo, Parish, Phoenix, Pompey, Pulaski, Redfield, Richland, Salina, Sandy Creek, Schroeppel, Scriba, Skaneateles, Stafford, Tully, Vanburen, Volney, West Monroe, Williamstown