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Helical Piles

Helical piles are large steel shafts that are twisted into deep stable soil conditions to provide maximum structural support.

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Helical Piles

The Benefits

Helical pile projects offer a number of benefits including, year-round installation, long life-span and increased load capacities. They are extremely efficient with no soil to remove and no wait time for concrete curing, which ultimately means cost savings. Helical piles offer high-quality construction while adhering to building code guidelines.

  • No Clean Up
  • Longer Life Span
  • Fully Engineered
  • Inspection/Permit Friendly
  • Year Round Installation
  • No Frost Heave

Key Differences

Helical Piles

Higher Load Capacity
Build Immediately
Can Be Removed
Year Round Installations
No Soil To Remove

Concrete Footings

Limited
Wait for Concrete
Increased time/labour
Permit restrictions/inspection
Permanent Install
Frost Permitting
Customer Cleanup

Helical Piles

The Process

Design

With over 10 years’ experience, the PFS team has the knowledge to help plan your next project. We work closely with expert engineers in the helical pile industry. Whether we are provided with an idea, a rough sketch, or fully detailed drawings, we can help guide and finalize your design process.

Layout

Placement of helical piles is one of the most important steps of any new foundation construction project. At Power Foundation Systems we work closely with customers and contractors throughout the entire planning phase to ensure that your helical pile project is completed effectively and efficiently.

Installation

While rotating the shaft of the helical pile, torque is applied and transferred down the shaft and to the helix plates. The helix bites into the ground acting like a corkscrew. We monitor the torque and resistance in real-time to ensure suitable soil conditions for the load capacity of each pile and ultimately the foundation for your structure.

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Helical Piles

Use Cases

Use Cases

House Additions

Our intermediate helical pile is a cost-effective alternative to traditional concrete footings. There is minimal disturbance and no excavation required.

Use Cases

Decks

With higher load capacities and life spans, and no waiting time, our standard deck pile is a budget-friendly alternative to sonotubes and concrete.

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Engineered Concrete Pads/Grade Beams

Easily add an extra layer of strength to concrete pads with our helical piles, a perfect solution for unstable and non-cohesive soils.

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Hot Tubs

We offer a helical pile with a load capacity of up to 25,000 lbs. A great cost-effective option to add support for your hot tub!

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Pole Barns

Our helical piles are a quick and efficient way to avoid the disturbance caused by installing large diameter sonotubes required for pole barns.

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Gazebo / Sunrooms

Build a gazebo or sunroom with minimal clean-up required. Helical piles offer a load capacity of up to 25,000 lbs.

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Boat House & Docks

Water friendly, galvanized helical piles are the best option when dealing with high water tables or building over water. They won’t corrode or rust.

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Solar Panels

Often placed in remote locations, solar panels would benefit from a weather-proof helical pile foundation for peace-of-mind stability.

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School Structures

An added benefit to helical piles is their ability to be removed easily if needed. This makes them a great option for temporary structures.

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Let the experts at Power Foundation Systems guide you in your next project and help you “start off on the right footing.”

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