Category Archives: helical piles

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 »

10 Benefits of Helical Pile Foundations

Written on December 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm, by

Helical pile foundations have a myriad of applications across both commercial and residential projects. Here is a clear explanation of the 10 benefits of these steel pile foundations, and the opportunities they offer compared to digging out concrete foundations. Quick installation – helical pile foundations are faster to install than standard concrete foundations, with no  Continue Reading »

Using Screwpile Foundations in Greenbelt Builds & Woodland

Written on November 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm, by

Helical pile foundations have a diverse range of uses across practically every industry. Most recently, self builders and property developers have been using helical pile foundations as a way to save time on new residential builds and even to help them build where they may not otherwise be able to. Foundations and Tree Preservation Orders  Continue Reading »

Self-Builders Increasingly Use Helical Pile Foundations

Written on October 21, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

As self-building becomes more popular in the UK, people are looking for simpler ways to build and techniques that will let them reduce spend and even build on more difficult sites. The cost of a site can vary depending on a variety of factors, and if it seen as more troublesome due to a significant  Continue Reading »

Screw Pile Installations in the UK

Written on October 6, 2016 at 11:14 am, by

Screw pile or helical pile foundations have a number of benefits compared to traditional concrete foundations – not least of which is the reduced time it takes to install the foundations themselves. This includes less time digging out the foundations as well as installing the steel. Here is a brief guide to helical pile foundation  Continue Reading »

Subsidence: The Symptoms and the Causes

Written on August 5, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare. The realisation that the very ground on which your home stands, is on the move. The problem with subsidence is that by the time the symptoms are visible, the damage is already done. There are some very early signs which many people miss including doors and windows beginning to ‘stick’ when  Continue Reading »

Why are Helical Piles the Best Choice?

Written on July 20, 2016 at 10:28 am, by

Helical Piles have so many benefits that once you understand them, it’s hard to see a reason not to choose them over traditional foundations. However, some people remain slightly sceptical of them. This comes from some lack of understanding for the most part as many people assume Helical Piles are a new idea or a  Continue Reading »

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