Helical pile systems can be used for both residential and commercial foundations. When construction schedules are tight and limited jobsite disturbance is a must, helical piles and anchors are just the ticket for foundation construction.
Some of the applications of the Helical or Screw Piles are:
1. HELICAL PIER BUILDING FOUNDATION
The most common application of helical piles is in building foundations. It is used in the building process of a concrete foundation to prevent future settlement of the slab and it does not require excavation, JUST SCREW IT IN! The installation process is quick. It can be loaded immediately as we don’t have to wait for the concrete foundation to cure.
2. HELICAL PIERS FOR OIL AND GAS
Helix piers help keep the pipeline secure and protect it from all sorts of damage. It prevents uplift as well as heavy compressing loads. The pipeline foundation installation process is very fast. Helical piles can be utilized in all three segments of the oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream. Here is a selection of applications for helical piles in the oil and gas industry:
- Upstream – exploration and extracting oil and natural gas from the ground
- Production Facilities
- Midstream – storing and transporting them thousands of miles
- Pumping Stations
- Compressor Stations
- Downstream – converting raw materials into fuels and finished products
- Byproduct Manufacturing Facilities
3. POWER TRANSMISSION TOWERS/CELL PHONE TOWERS
It is useful in securing the strength of a tower beyond the depth of concrete foundation. It can also be used in combination with the concrete for more support. Helical piles reduce the toppling or leaning factor. Helical piers are a fast, secure foundation method for power transformer foundations. It doesn’t affect the polarity. It can also be used with a concrete foundation for extra strength. When transformer foundations are built on poor soil, helical piers are the answer.
4. SOLAR PANEL FOUNDATIONS
Solar Farms are becoming a new form of construction. Helical foundation systems for solar panel foundations that require no concrete so, it can be loaded immediately with the help of the HD tie down systems. Helical piles help with the wind load and uplift too. The Helical Pile Foundation installation process is quick.
5. AGRICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS
Agricultural foundations are normally large structures that have a lot of wind load. Helical anchors, do just what they say, anchor the agricultural foundation to the ground, while also supporting the structure.
6. HELICAL SIGN FOUNDATIONS
One of the common applications of helical pile is in building billboard sign foundation. These ground or earth anchors really help with the wind load a billboard receives.
7. HELICAL DECK FOUNDATIONS
It is the most stable deck foundation option, perfect for large decks on Texas coastal homes. Deck foundations made of helical piers are fast to construct and cause minimal damage to the ground and surrounding areas.
8. HELICALS FOR BOARDWALK/DOCKS
Helical pile dock foundations are reliable foundation systems for the marine-based structure. Dock and pier foundations are durable and long-lasting. It can last up to 50 years. Making it a great foundation pile for saltwater and freshwater Pier/dock construction.
9. RETAINING WALL TIE-BACKS
Helical anchors are a great horizontal earth anchor to help keep retaining walls or bulkheads from leaning or collapsing due to groundwater and soil pressure. Tie back systems using helical piles are a fast way to support a retaining wall without disturbing the area. Faster and cheaper than concrete and steel tie back systems.
10. HELICAL PIER FOR POOL FOUNDATIONS
Helical piers are the newest form of stabilizing a pool for a new build. Pools here in Texas are known to settle especially in our highly plastistic soil. For the fraction of the cost of the pool let us protect your investment and prevent your pool from settling.