Monthly Archives: June 2016

Helical Piles the Future of Construction

Written on June 20, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Understanding when and where Helical Piles are the best solution in building is dependent on first understanding their purpose. Any foundation needs to be strong enough to support and to bear the weight of whichever structure rests above it. When we look at traditional foundations we come to realise that they are inherently weak. Varying  Continue Reading »

5 Historical Uses for Helical Piles

Written on June 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm, by

Helical piles are a geotechnical engineering feat with a strong, varied history of use. Read on to find some examples which may surprise you. Helical Piles Were First Used as River Moorings for Ships The first documented use of helical piles was in 1836, in which their recorded function was as river moorings for ships.  Continue Reading »

Helical Piles: Installing Art in a Grade II Listed Park

Written on June 9, 2016 at 8:35 am, by

Grade II Listed Properties have distinct rules of engagement when it comes to planning permissions, which include aesthetic, practical and environmental considerations.   History and Brief by Southwark Council ScrewFast received a brief by the local council to create foundations for two unusual pieces of art with unique history; caryatids (Greek sculpted female figures) that  Continue Reading »

Case Study: Pile Foundations for North London Extension

Written on June 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm, by

At ScrewFast Foundations, we often focus on the industrial applications that benefit from our piling systems. This includes the roads, rail, renewable energy and electrification, environmental and civil engineering industries. But screw piles have also been used successfully for years in domestic pile applications. Here’s one example of an architectural firm that implemented ScrewFast’s screw piles  Continue Reading »

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