Category Archives: helical piles

Helical Piles in Architectural Preservation

Written on May 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm, by

Helical piles have been slowly but surely coming to note across the globe as people begin to realise how broad they can be in their application. Not only are helical piles the best choice for building on unstable ground, they’re also cost-effective and ecologically friendly and in recent years they’ve been proving themselves valuable in  Continue Reading »

10 Interesting Facts About Helical Piles

Written on May 10, 2019 at 11:05 am, by

Unless you work in the industry or have had reason to do your research, it’s unlikely that you know much about helical piles. We’ve put together 10 interesting facts for you, which will hopefully answer any questions you may have, but if you have any more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Helical piles  Continue Reading »

Helical Piles in Extreme Weather

Written on May 3, 2019 at 3:04 pm, by

Helical piles have been around for many years, but they are yet to reach their full capacity as the excellent, ground-breaking examples of engineering that they are. They are used in many environments, including houses, bridges, telegraph poles and wind turbines, due to their versatility. But how to helical piles perform in extreme weather conditions?  Continue Reading »

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 »

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