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4 Reasons to Use Helical Piles

Written on February 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm, by

In the mid-1800s, helical piles were often used in England for moorings and as the foundations of lighthouse structures. In recent years, helical piles are becoming more and more popular around the world due to their many benefits. They are a lot more environmentally friendly than their alternatives and highly cost effective. Here are various  Continue Reading »

What to Avoid When Choosing a Pile Foundation Company

Written on February 12, 2018 at 11:35 am, by

The processes and apparatus involved in installing building foundations (such as helical piles) are continually progressing, while new tools and techniques emerge. At times, foundation companies fail to keep up with these inescapable changes, resulting in errors, safety hazards and poor service. If you have an upcoming building project and require a foundation installation company,  Continue Reading »

What’s Involved in a Ground Survey

Written on February 1, 2018 at 11:59 am, by

Before beginning a building project, it’s sensible to carry out a professional ground survey. Normally, trial holes are dug around the area so that a decision can be made regarding a suitable foundation. You will likely need to hire a structural engineer to perform this survey; it is too big a risk to take on  Continue Reading »

Why is the Foundation of Your Home so Important?

Written on October 16, 2017 at 7:16 am, by

All properties are built upon a foundation, such as concrete or helical piles. The purpose of a foundation is to evenly spread the heavy load of the building across the ground so that it doesn’t collapse or sink. It might seem silly to put so much thought into something you can’t even see, but you  Continue Reading »

Why Are Helical Piles Used in the Energy Industry?

Written on September 15, 2017 at 9:58 am, by

Foundations are essential for spreading the weight of a building or other type of construction across the ground so that it doesn’t sink. There are many things to think about when deciding which foundation is the most ideal for your project, including the condition of the soil. You must have a clear understanding of how  Continue Reading »

4 Benefits of Grillage Foundations

Written on August 18, 2017 at 9:39 am, by

Grillages are a framework of either single or double tiered beams, used to secure the foundations of a building (such as screw piles) to the structure itself so that it can spread safely across the ground above. As a result, grillages contribute to the equal and reliable distribution of the weight of the construction. They  Continue Reading »

6 Tips to Protect the Foundation of Your Home

Written on June 14, 2017 at 11:30 am, by

It’s easy to forget about the foundation of your home, especially since you can’t see it. However, if damage is caused to your foundation, you will more than likely experience damage to the rest of your home. Even the fanciest of properties can crack and leak if they are not built upon a solid foundation.  Continue Reading »

Your Guide to Soil Types

Written on June 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm, by

When deciding which building foundation is most appropriate, one factor you must consider is the condition of the ground. An investigation of the soil should always be carried out before the design and construction of a new structure, so that you understand it’s bearing capacity. Will it be able to hold a heavy load without  Continue Reading »

What to Consider When Choosing a Building Foundation

Written on May 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm, by

Foundations are a necessary component in spreading the load of a building safely across the ground. There are several factors that you ought to consider when determining the type of foundation you are going to build upon. These factors can vary from the condition of the ground to the structure of the building to nearby  Continue Reading »

What are Grillages?

Written on May 18, 2017 at 10:36 am, by

Grillages are a flexible and eco-friendly foundation solution. They are used when groups of piles are necessary as an alternative to concrete and are often used at the foot of a column when weighty structural loads are required to be transferred to a soil of low bearing capacity. Grillages work particularly well if the ground  Continue Reading »

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