Screw Piles Edmonton
Screw piles or Helical Piers are the superior foundation choice over most other building alternative in the Edmonton area. If you’re looking to repair or build a foundation using helical screw piles, then we can help.
Certified Screw Piles Installations Are:
- Long Lasting
This makes screw pilings the ideal choice for your next construction project. Our experienced installation pros provide the very best in engineered piling foundation installation or foundation repair at amazing value.
The Right Choice
With the type of soil conditions found in and around the City of Champions, building a lasting and stable foundation for you project can be a challenge. Choosing helical piles to support the foundation of your project can be the answer. Engineered pilings are constructed with a hollow steel tube affixed with one or several helixes. These helical plates allow for a more effective bearing load capacity when soil can be problematic. During metal post installation, torque is monitored. If the installation torque is unsatisfactory then extensions can be added to go deeper and provide greater support.
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.
About the Edmonton Screw Pile Pros
The Edmonton Screw Pile Pros are an Edmonton based screw pile installer. Locally owned and operated by the Formstone Contracting family business. We have the best and most experienced team of screw pile installers. Our crews are fully insured and covered under WCB. Having been a consistent and trusted contractor in the local construction industry for many years.
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.
Our team is commitment to quality and customer service.
The Edmonton Screw Pile Pros are a supplier and installer of helical pier pilings. We offer supply, delivery and installation to residential homes and commercial developments. Proudly serving all of Edmonton and sounding areas.
All of the screw piles we supply and install are CCMC certified to meet or exceed government regulations for structural foundation.
Engineered projects requiring permits are not a problem. We can meet any architectural engineering requirement as well as provide any required installation torque reports.
The versatility of engineered helical anchors means they can meet the demands of almost any structural foundation application. This also means they can be installed in many different types of soils and weather conditions. Installation of screw-piles is fast and easy and does not disturb the soil. Therefore, they can be installed nearly everywhere and used in every industry.
Ideal for residential decks, cantilevers, fences sheds and retaining walls there are many home project where screw-in foundations can be used. Commercial builds often require cement slab support, tower anchors, sign support and support for light stands. Finally industry applications light foundations for solar farms, wind farms, power transmission towers and modular building. The economical versatility of helical piling foundations means the applications are endless.
Helical piers ensure long lasting stable foundations for all home construction applications. The solid integrity of any deck, shed, cement pad or grade beam foundation could be made so with our engineered piling system. Installing metal screw piles in the place of traditional concrete footings has great benefits. It is a fast, economical, efficient and most importantly durable base for any residential project to be built upon.
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.
Installation is fast and easy with no excavating or backfill with no soil to be hauled away after installation. Whether you need screw piles for decks or any other residential application, each piling can be installed with minimal impact to the ground or to the surrounding area.
Continuing beyond that of residential jobs, the commercial applications of screw piles are many. This is mainly because of the the affordability and versatility of helical pile installation. Yes, screw piles can be used for foundations much like that of residential projects but while meeting the higher requirements of commercial building codes. The fast and easy installation allows commercial renovators and developers to employ screw pilings for more structures like signs, light standards, roof structures, grade beams, retaining walls and sidewalks. Also their cost effective and quick installation is perfect for larger commercial jobs where profitability and scheduling are key.
“Screw Pile Pros installed piles for my entrance steps. The crew worked professionally, efficiently with good quality and the company issued torque report for my future needs. I am very satisfied with Edmonton Screw Pile Pros.” – Alex Babitski
“Great to work with - we had some delays due to weather and some other items, but it turned out great. They took are to ensure nothing was damaged and that everything was set on time. PS. This is Max's Dad, but the piles were put in for Max's new treehouse!" -Max's World.
Installing screw piles is fast, economical and non-invasive. When installed with the right equipment, there is very little disturbance to the soil. This means there is no excavating or backfill required and more foundation stability.
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.
- 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