Screw Piles vs Concrete Piles Cost
As screw pile equipment and technology has improved over the years we have advanced along with it.
It has become more common in Alberta to utilize screw pilings vs concrete.
Compact skid steers and high torque drive heads make building foundations possible and easy in any location.
Often providing an economical advantage over other piling alternatives.
We truly believe in providing strong, stable screw pile foundations that will stand the test of time.
We are diligent about conforming to architectural standards, building codes.
This passion for providing quality craftsmanship, ensures the safety and longevity of all building projects supported by our piling foundations.
Access through fence gates into your yard is not an issue with our small skid steer.
Equipped with a slow speed high torque drive head, our 36″ wide install machine can drive 2-7/8″ and 3-1/2″ piles in almost any location.
The hydraulic heads that we use are high torque and turn at a slow speed.
These drive heads are specifically design for use with engineered screw pilings.
Often contractors will use drive heads meant for augers.
These drive heads spin too fast and disturb the soil, causing instability with potential for frost jacking.
Additionally auger heads only put out low torque.
This means these heads may not be able to achieve any engineered pile load requirements.
Trust the best, our install crews at The Edmonton Screw Pile Pros use only the right install equipment and drive heads.
This means when our people install your piles, the torque is properly applied and monitored.
Advantages Fast Installation.
With little preparation or cleanup required Immediate load bearing capacity.
Unlike concrete footings, the screw-anchors can be loaded immediately after installation Minimal ground disturbance.
As the posts do not displace the soil during installation.
The ground in which they are put into is not disturbed leaving the soil more stable Load Capacity Verification.
During installation the torque is monitored and recorded.
This indicates the soil condition in which the pilings are installed and indicated how much weight the screw pile can hold Increase Load Capacity.
In the field if the required installation torque is not met, helical plates or piling extensions can be added.
Going deeper with extensions or adding helical plates can increase the torque to meet the engineering specifications No Frost Heaving.
As all metal posts are installed well below the frost line with the load bearing helical plate typically at the deepest point.
Screw piles are resistant to frost heaving No excavating.
Because the posts simply twist into the soil there is no requirement to dig or drill any holes.
This saves time and money The use of ground screws in fence construction has been a widely accepted practice for more than a decade, yet the use of ground screws for decks has not been as well embraced.
However, these innovative products offer significant advantages over conventional piles & posts or pad and post systems.
They have evolved considerably in recent years, with a wider array of types and widths.
Why are my bricks cracking? My chimney leaning? My doors and windows hard to open and close? Foundation problems are due to expansive soils prevalent in the southeast.
More than likely you have seen expansive soils and just did not know it.
Learn more about foundation issues in Charlotte: what causes it, what the symptoms are, and and how to repair it.
Anyone will tell you that the most important part of any structure is its foundation.
In order for the building to remain safe, it is vital to have a solid, well-built foundation.
So if your home or business is in need of foundation crack repair or basement drying, don’t hesitate to call a professional service provider to take care of the problem.
The foundation of your home would be considered as the most crucial part of the entire house.
It carries the responsibility of shouldering the entire load weight of your home.
Having a problem with the foundation can cause damage to your home, lessen its value and puts your safety at risk.
Foundation repair is the most complicated and the most expensive type of repair your home will ever need.
This is the reason why so many people go to school to get training specifically to become a foundation repair contractor.