What are Residential 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.
We’re very proud of our versatile, convenient screw pile foundation solutions.
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.
Because our piles are always installed below the frost line, they never heave – no matter how severe the winter.
Sometimes pile driving is not an option due to the vulnerability of existing installations. Helical piles are an excellent alternative.
Frozen ground presents no problem, and no concrete work is required.
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.
Pile design and installation can be engineered to meet virtually any required load capacity.
Custom designed with site specific engineering.