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Digging Deeper on Savings: The Cost of Helical Piers (Piles) and Their Spiraling Benefits

Bridge Média - 22 November 2023

Cost of Helical Piers

Ever found yourself pondering how much construction companies might pocket when choosing helical (screw) piles? Journey with us as we explore the impressive cost-to-benefit ratio of helical piers/piles

Construction aficionados everywhere are turning their attention to helical piles as the go-to foundation solution. Why, you ask? These twirling marvels substantially trim down installation time. As every seasoned builder knows: time is money! 

By minimizing those precious hours, helical piles (piers) offer a solid foundation solution that doesn’t drain the budget.

Screw piles are cost-effective

Screw Piles (Helical Piers): The Uncompromising Spin on Stability and How They Are Cost-Effective

While we've mentioned their affordability, there's an even bigger advantage with the structural integrity of screw piles, also known as helical piers. 

Now, you might be thinking: "Can something cost-effective also be robust?" And the answer is a resounding yes!

These foundation dynamos are rapidly emerging as the construction industry's hidden gems

Their design is ingeniously crafted to penetrate various soil types, ensuring a deep and secure anchorage. This unique capability ensures that they're not just anchored in place but also resistant to environmental factors like soil shifting or erosion that could otherwise destabilize a building.

Moreover, the helical design distributes load evenly, reducing the risk of sinking or settling over time. 

Unlike traditional foundation methods that rely heavily on the quality and consistency of the soil they're placed in, helical piers adapt, threading themselves into the ground to achieve maximum stability

This adaptability makes them particularly useful in regions with challenging soil compositions or those prone to natural disturbances.

Additionally, their installation process is a testament to their efficiency. The ability to quickly install helical piers/piles without waiting for concrete to cure or soil to settle further ensures construction projects remain on a tight schedule. And for any construction project, time saved is money saved.

Screw pile installation with minimal disruption to the surrounding landscape

Saving Time to Save Money

In the complex tapestry of construction options, a vital query often surfaces: when breaking down the costs and efficiency metrics, how do helical piles stand up against other foundational techniques?

To understand the sheer prowess of helical piers/piles, one must first glance at the drawbacks of their competitors

Traditional foundation methods, such as poured concrete footings or driven piles, come with a baggage of challenges. 

These conventional methods often require extensive excavation, resulting in added costs for site preparation and subsequent restoration

Additionally, they demand a meticulous balance of weather conditions; for instance, poured concrete needs optimal temperatures for curing and can be severely affected by unexpected rain or freezing conditions.

Then there's the waiting game. The extended curing times associated with some traditional methods can be a project manager's nightmare. 

This waiting can halt the progress of the entire construction project, pushing out timelines, increasing overhead costs, and potentially delaying other projects in the pipeline.

On the contrary, helical piles sidestep these pitfalls with grace. Their design allows for swift installations, irrespective of weather conditions. 

No extensive digging, no fretting over the forecast, and certainly no idle days waiting for materials to set. The result? Beyond the clear-cut savings in time and labor, helical piers/piles enable a seamless transition between projects, ensuring that construction firms maintain momentum and productivity.

Installation Insights and Landscape Love (Cost savings) with Helical Piers

Beyond the obvious labor and time benefits, helical piers cause minimal disruption to the surrounding landscape

This ensures a twofold win: money saved on post-installation landscaping and a nod of approval from Mother Nature herself. 

What's more, the durability of helical piers/piles means they stand the test of time, unlike traditional methods that may settle and shift.

And there you have it! A whirlwind tour of the myriad benefits of helical (screw) piles and their twisting counterparts.

Whether you're in the market for a sturdy foundation or just keen on construction knowledge, remember: the future looks spiraled, and it’s rock solid! 

About GoliathTech

Since 2004, GoliathTech has been the most important manufacturer and installer in the helical (screw) pile industry worldwide. Our patented helical pile foundation system surpasses industry standards and has earned us multiple awards and prizes.

Carried out by certified installers, our quick installation process avoids excavation, which protects your landscape and allows you to begin building as soon as the piles are in the ground. Moreover, you can anchor GoliathTech’s helical pile foundations into any soil or space year-round. Installed deep into the ground, beneath the frost line, they solidly support the structure in even the most extreme conditions. Our technology guarantees that a helical (screw) pile foundation won't move or crack over time.

Integrating both strength and know-how, GoliathTech offers the best anchoring solution to support your residential, industrial, commercial, and municipal projects. Trust the experience and expertise of GoliathTech for your foundation projects. Find a certified GoliathTech installer in your region or become a franchisee.