Environmental

Helical piles are suited to waterlogged and marshland where the use of concrete is not viable due to saturated ground conditions. The screw piles penetrate beyond the waterlogged soil to a depth where the soil strength is capable of generating sufficient bearing capacity.

The other benefits which can be realised include avoiding the difficult process of soil excavation, and potential contamination of the surrounding environment leading to a negative environmental legacy. A small excavator can be used to install the screw piles, which allows remote locations to be reached comfortably. Urgent projects can be completed quickly and modular bridges are possible, as the foundations are ready for immediate loading once installed.

Examples of projects that ScrewFast has been involved with in the Environmental sector include:

  • Bridges
  • Flood Defences
  • Retaining Walls
  • Marine

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4 Reasons to Use Helical Piles

February 2018

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...

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What to Avoid When Choosing a Pile Foundation Company

February 2018

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...

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What’s Involved in a Ground Survey

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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...

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