With the type of soil conditions found in and around the City of Champions, building a lasting and stable foundation for you project can be a challenge. Choosing helical piles to support the foundation of your project can be the answer. Engineered pilings are constructed with a hollow steel tube affixed with one or several helixes. These helical plates allow for a more effective bearing load capacity when soil can be problematic. During metal post installation, torque is monitored. If the instal
Residential Screw Piles Edmonton AB
As screw pile equipment and technology has improved over the years we have advanced along with it.
It has become more common in Alberta to utilize screw pilings vs concrete.
Compact skid steers and high torque drive heads make building foundations possible and easy in any location.
Often providing an economical advantage over other piling alternatives.
We truly believe in providing strong, stable screw pile foundations that will stand the test of time.
We are diligent about conforming to architectural standards, building codes.
This passion for providing quality craftsmanship, ensures the safety and longevity of all building projects supported by our piling foundations.
Helical piers ensure long lasting stable foundations for all home construction applications.
The solid integrity of any deck, shed, cement pad or grade beam foundation could be made so with our engineered piling system.
Installing metal screw piles in the place of traditional concrete footings has great benefits.
It is a fast, economical, efficient and most importantly durable base for any residential project to be built upon.
The hydraulic heads that we use are high torque and turn at a slow speed.
These drive heads are specifically design for use with engineered screw pilings.
Often contractors will use drive heads meant for augers.
These drive heads spin too fast and disturb the soil, causing instability with potential for frost jacking.
Additionally auger heads only put out low torque.
This means these heads may not be able to achieve any engineered pile load requirements.
Trust the best, our install crews at The Edmonton Screw Pile Pros use only the right install equipment and drive heads.
This means when our people install your piles, the torque is properly applied and monitored.
Advantages Fast Installation.
With little preparation or cleanup required Immediate load bearing capacity.
Unlike concrete footings, the screw-anchors can be loaded immediately after installation Minimal ground disturbance.
As the posts do not displace the soil during installation.
The ground in which they are put into is not disturbed leaving the soil more stable Load Capacity Verification.
During installation the torque is monitored and recorded.
This indicates the soil condition in which the pilings are installed and indicated how much weight the screw pile can hold Increase Load Capacity.
In the field if the required installation torque is not met, helical plates or piling extensions can be added.
Going deeper with extensions or adding helical plates can increase the torque to meet the engineering specifications No Frost Heaving.
As all metal posts are installed well below the frost line with the load bearing helical plate typically at the deepest point.
Screw piles are resistant to frost heaving No excavating.
Because the posts simply twist into the soil there is no requirement to dig or drill any holes.
This saves time and money Helical piers, also known as helical piles, screw piles and helical anchors, help secure new foundations to the ground.
They can also be used to strengthen and stabilize existing foundations.
The word “helix” means having a spiral shape.
Why are my bricks cracking? My chimney leaning? My doors and windows hard to open and close? Foundation problems are due to expansive soils prevalent in the southeast.
More than likely you have seen expansive soils and just did not know it.
Learn more about foundation issues in Charlotte: what causes it, what the symptoms are, and and how to repair it.
This article is the forth installment of the Foundation Repair Guidelines for Homeowners series.
The first three articles covered information on structural repair, site analysis, foundation repair proposals, preventing foundation damage, and basement leaks.
Part one of this article discussed the importance of ground water management, not only as essential to a complete foundation repair plan, but as a proactive approach to preventing foundation damage and basement seepage from occurring.
A foundation is the base that supports any structure in order for it to stay solid and firm.
When this base is not installed properly or the soil beneath is not sound, problems occur that can jeopardize your entire base and structure.
The cost of foundation repair can be very expensive if there is major damage.
Knowing what is happening below your foundation is the first step to having it repaired.
Whether it is a settlement issue or a bowing wall, foundation repairs will make your home structurally sound again.