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4-Season Sunroom: Tips for a durable installation

Bridge Média - 20 September 2022

GoliathTech University: Tutorial 21

Did you know that building a sunroom is like adding a home addition to your living space? A sunroom requires a solid foundation to ensure its strength and durability.

At GoliathTech, we’ve seen many types of sunrooms; some are at ground level, some are on a second floor, and others have decks attached to them. But in all cases, they have one thing in common: They all require a strong and sturdy foundation to ensure stability and safety for those who will be enjoying the sunroom for years to come. For this reason alone, you’ll want to consider helical piles.

IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING A STRONG AND DURABLE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SUNROOM

The first and most important thing to consider is the extra stress and loads that are applied to your current home foundation. Sunrooms act as an extension to your already existing home foundation, and as a result, they can add a lot of weight that may not have been factored in for the original construction of your home. 

If your sunroom is not properly supported, the new construction can begin to pull on the old one and create gaps where the flashing connects with your current foundation. This could subject your home to water infiltration or other problems down the road. That’s why helical piles are a smart choice for this type of construction. Whether you live in a cold climate where the ground freezes and thaws, or whether you want to install your sunroom where the soil conditions are prone to settling, you can guarantee that your foundation will be solid and alleviate that extra stress created on your existing structure.

COST IMPACT & INSTALLATION SEQUENCE

So you might be asking: How much will a helical (screw) pile sunroom foundation add to the cost of my project? Or, when throughout the process am I supposed to contact the local GoliathTech certified installer to get the piles installed? Installing the helical piles is the first part of your process once you have the plans for your sunroom. Opting for a more traditional foundation such as “deck blocks” or concrete pillars over helical piles might at first seem like a good idea budget-wise, however, this could result in a nightmare down the road. Unlike helical piles, some of the more traditional foundation systems used have no way to guarantee the exact loads that they can support, and that’s something we can all agree is really important.

PEACE OF MIND WITH A SOLID SUNROOM FOUNDATION

Overall, the peace of mind and ease that the helical piles bring to your sunroom project will far exceed the marginal added costs that you may incur compared to other foundation systems. Building a sunroom is, after all, an idea that’s rooted in a wish to enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors from the comfort of your home and bring more light into your space. An oasis where you can relax, read a book and enjoy precious moments with family and friends. So it makes sense that the decisions you make about building a sunroom are grounded in sound know-how and a sturdy foundation system.

So if you’re thinking of building a new sunroom to extend your enjoyment of the seasons, consider GoliathTech! We’d love to help you achieve your dream!!

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.