Four reasons why helical piles are safer than concrete foundations
Whether it is for your deck, foundation, fence or any other construction project, GoliathTech’s helical piles meet all Canadian construction standards while offering greater safety than other options like concrete foundation and form tubes.
Here are four safety features that make GoliathTech’s helical piles THE NUMBER ONE foundation solution for your project.
- Allowing you to know the exact compression capacity
Helical piles offer unparalleled safety because their compression capacity is precisely calculated by seasoned experts (usually an Engineer). The pile’s compression capacity is based on an analysis of architectural and structural drawings as well as geotechnical reports and a real-time soil test conducted during the pile installation. These tests, analyses and calculations done by GoliathTech’s experts result in a construction based on a solid and safe foundation.
- Ensuring safety when adding to a project
Since the first step is to calculate the exact compression capacity of the piles, our experts can also guide you if you wish to add an element to a construction project. For example, if you built a deck on piles a couple of years ago and you now want to add a roof to that same deck, your GoliathTech certified installer will be able to tell you if your current piles can support this new roof, as they gave you a checklist when the piles were originally installed. If you would have opted for a concrete foundation, it would be impossible to predict its capacity to support such an addition.
- Resisting the whims of soil types and weather conditions.
Certain parts of the world have softer, even swampy soils. Deeply anchored helical piles can prevent a construction from sagging over time.
In some climates, people have to deal with freezing and thawing, which can be problematic for poorly designed foundations. Unlike form tubes, which are shallowly installed, helical piles are installed deep in the ground, below the frost level, which means that the piles won’t shift despite drastic temperature changes.
- Meeting uplift resistance requirements
Municipalities are tightening the rules for helical pile usage in construction and renovation projects, and in order to meet uplift resistance requirements. These requirements apply only to certain types of construction and GoliathTech’s helical piles ensure safety, which is not always the case for cement tubes. Find out how GoliathTech’s helical piles meet or exceedNational Building Code requirements.
For more than 15 years, GoliathTech has been combining strength and know-how to offer the best piling solution to support your project. Our helical piles of unbeatable quality are suitable for all types of installations and applications. Our product is suitable for every type of soil and does not cause any damage to the ground or structures. Trust GoliathTech‘s long standing experience and expertise when choosing a foundation system for your projects.