Industrial Applications

What are Industrial screwpile foundations?
A screw pile (also called a helical pile or pier) is a foundation system. If we had to describe helical piles with one word, that word would be “VERSATILE”! There are few situations where they do not offer a foundation option that is fast, effective, economical, convenient and strong.

How does it work?
Helical plates are welded to a metal shaft, which is “screwed” into the ground using hydraulically-driven torque motors. By monitoring the amount of torque needed to rotate the shaft, it is possible to determine when the pile has encountered a degree of resistance necessary to support the required load.

Industrial Screw Pile Projects

We’re very proud of our industrial screw pile foundations. Please browse the gallery to see some of our more recent applications.

Advantages of industrial screwpile foundations

No excavating.

This means no backfilling either, of course, and no mess. Helical piles are routinely installed through existing paving, lawns and foundations with virtually no disturbance.

No Frost Jacking.

Because our piles are always installed below the frost line, they never heave – no matter how severe the winter.

Environmentally friendly, Removable and Reusable.

No vibration.

Sometimes pile driving is not an option due to the vulnerability of existing installations. Helical piles are an excellent alternative.

Year Round Installation.

Frozen ground presents no problem, and no concrete work is required.

Very Fast Foundation Solution.

Since helical piles eliminate the need for any excavation or concrete curing times, time taken to complete the installation is measured in hours rather than days.

Huge load capacities.

Pile design and installation can be engineered to meet virtually any required load capacity.

Flexible.

Custom designed and site specific engineering.

Where can industrial screwpile foundations be used?

Signs

Oilfield & pipeline applications

Light pole bases

Wind Turbines/Mills

Retaining walls

Tower anchors

Construction projects on wet ground

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