Helical Pile Construction vs. Traditional Foundations

May 25, 2016 10:32 am

Helical Piles were first used almost 200 years ago and are generally credited to an Irish engineer Alexander Mitchell who discovered how effective they were in securing lighthouses and other structures around harbours where the ground is not stable. Since then, technological advances have meant that the use of Helical Piles in construction has gathered pace and they’re used today in both tension and compression load applications. They are a versatile product and the installation equipment needed is minimal when compared to that needed for traditional foundations, because of this it is a far simpler process to install them in access-limited areas. Another advantage to Helical Piles of course is that their installation is not weather-dependent; with traditional poured foundations...