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Helical Piles: A Versatile Foundation

Decks and Patios
Cottages
Home Additions

Decks and Patios

There’s not much that can beat enjoying one of our beautiful Winnipeg summer nights on a stunning deck. Unless that deck is shifted, slanted, and warped. Traditional deck foundations, such as concrete piles or concrete pads, can be prone to frost-heave in our brutal winters. That’s why Postech Thermal Screw Piles have a unique insulation built right into the pile – it prevents frost and ice from moving or damaging the foundation. Join the hundreds of homeowners in Winnipeg and area who have chosen a Postech Screw Pile for their deck or patio.

Cottages

Manitoba has stunning cottage-country. However, traditional piles are not always the most reliable foundation for your cottage or cabin. Most cottages and cabins are lighter than a home and aren’t heated in winter. This can cause concrete piles to frost heave, because concrete can struggle to perform under lightly-loaded structures. Postech Screw Piles perform better than concrete piles when placed under cottages or cabins. And, a Postech Screw Pile is easier to install in remote locations. Tell us about your cottage or cabin dreams today, and we’ll help you find the right foundation!

Home Additions

Building an addition onto your home is an affordable way to expand your living area. But, a traditional concrete pile may not be the best foundation for a home addition. Because home additions are relatively light, concrete piles are more prone to heaving and shifting. With Postech Screw Piles unique design and thermal insulation, they perform better than concrete piles under most home additions. And, because you don’t have to pour concrete, screw piles are an easier, no-mess foundation solution. Contact us today to get a free quote on the foundation for your home addition.

Sunrooms and Porches
Stabilization
New Homes

Sunrooms and Porches

An enclosed sunroom or covered porch are great places to enjoy our wonderful Manitoba summers. But, did you know that many- sunrooms and porches built on concrete piles could shift and heave after a few winters? Concrete piles work great under heavy structures, but under a (relatively) light structure like a sunroom or patio, concrete piles can struggle to perform. With their revolutionary design and unique insulation, Postech Screw Piles perform better than concrete under lighter structures. That means you’ll enjoy more worry-free summers in your beautiful sunroom or porch. Contact us today for your no-obligation quote!

Stabilization

Have a structure with an unstable concrete foundation? Postech can help! Screw piles can be installed to stabilize existing structures, with minimal disturbance to your site. Stabilizing a structure at the first sign of problems can save you from needing expensive and messy foundation repairs in the future. From decks, boat docks, cottages, home additions, and more – we can stabilize it! Send us a message today and we’ll help you put your structure back on a firm footing.

New Homes

Building a new home? Postech Thermal Screw Piles are a reliable choice for your foundation! From the primary foundation to providing underpinning for a concrete foundation, Postech Screw Piles will ensure your home stands the test of time. Plus, Postech Screw Piles are engineer-approved and meet building codes. When it comes to your dream home, a screw pile foundation will give your family a firm foundation for the future. Send a message today and tell us about your new home, you can even send us the blueprints! We’ll help you find the perfect foundation for your build.

Docks and Boathouses
Solar Panels
Retaining Walls and Concrete Slabs

Docks and Boathouses

Is there anything more relaxing then spending the weekend at your cottage? Sun, fun, and laid-back barbecues on warm Saturday nights. Don’t let a sinking dock or unstable boathouse ruin your perfect weekend. Postech Screw Piles are an easy, reliable foundation for docks and boathouses. With their easy install and hot-dip galvanizing, a Postech foundation will last for decades underwater. That means you’ll spend more time enjoying your weekends, just the way it should be. Send us a message and tell us about your new project, or about your current dock or boathouse that needs repair!

Solar Panels

Solar panels are a great way to generate eco-friendly electricity and save money at the same time. But, solar panels can be tricky to support. Because they’re relatively lightweight, and exposed to extreme weather conditions, concrete piles may not be the best choice for a solar panel foundation. Postech Screw Piles out-perform traditional foundations when it comes to support structures like solar panels. Because of their unique design, a Postech foundation stands up better when it comes to tough winters and wet springs. From 1 solar panel to 100, Postech Screw Piles Manitoba and Kenora has the foundation solution for you. Contact us today and get your free quote!

Retaining Walls and Concrete Slabs

Winter in Manitoba is unfair. The intense cold and deep frost line can quickly spell doom for retaining walls and concrete slabs. Retaining walls can heave and shift, creating an unsightly and uneven appearance. Concrete slabs are prone to cracking and fissuring. Postech Screw Piles are the ideal answer for retaining walls and concrete slabs. Because screw piles are exceedingly resistant to frost heave, you won’t have to deal with costly foundation repairs after a few winters. Get in touch today, and we’ll help you get the perfect foundation for your retaining wall or concrete slab!

Traditional foundations, like concrete cast-in-place piles, are prone to failure in the frigid temperatures of a Manitoba winter. Frost and ice cause foundations to shift, crack, and heave. Over time, this can lead to the complete failure of your foundation. VersaPile Inc’s selection of helical piles are the faster, easier, reliable foundation.

Compared to traditional foundations, Helical Piles are:

  • Highly resistant to frost and ice
  • Easier to install (no loud, messy equipment needed)
  • Faster to install
  • Less mess to install (no excavation required)
  • Able to be installed nearly anywhere (even underwater)
  • Installed with no damage to your yard
  • Eco-friendly (they can be re-used)

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HELICAL PILES AND SCREW PILES AND GROUND ANCHORS AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU MIGHT CALL THOSE SCREW IN PILE THINGIES?

Yes!  We view “screw pile” as a generic term used to describe a steel pile that is turned in the ground.  Within the world of screw piles there are helical piles, ground anchors, augured piles and ground screws.  A helical pile, is the most reliable of the bunch.  A helical pile is designed in accordance with helical pile engineering principles.  There are extensive engineering manuals based on extensive testing conducted on helical piles which does not exist with other “screw pile” options.  This means we can install helical piles in accordance with 185 years of cumulative engineering pedigree and empirical engineering principles.  Helical piles installed by helical pile nerds, like VersaPile, are your best bet for foundation performance.

VERSAPILE ARE MANITOBA’S HELICAL PILE EXPERTS

PILE CAPS AND ADAPTERS

A wide range of pile adapters and caps are available to fit most common foundation configurations.  We can also create custom pile adapters or caps to fit your unique requirements.  From wood posts and beams to concrete grade beams or insulated concrete forms (ICF), a helical pile can support and secure to any structure, making them a versatile foundation.

PILE SHAFT

VersaPile, Inc. offers round shaft helical piles.  To date, we have not found a project locally that would benefit from a square shaft pile.  All pile shafts consist of new steel which conforms to the CSA’s general requirements for rolled or welded structural quality steel.

Postech Screw Piles, a brand we love to install, features a unique insulated shaft which offers additional resistance to frost heave.

In Manitoba, we prefer a 10 foot shaft to ensure the helical is anchored well below our up to 8 foot frost line.

HELICAL BLADE

The helical is what provides the incredible weight-capacity of a helical pile. Because every helical pile we install satisfies design criteria for generally accepted, universal principles for helical pile design and installation, we can install helical piles to perform like no other foundation can. All helical blades should have a perfectly controlled pitch and leading and trailing edges parallel to one another.

“From the first phone call to Dale and to the day John and Taz came to do the install they were fantastic! Very professional and they certainly do know what they are doing. Not sure why anyone would want to go through the mess and extra time with concrete piles. I would use them again without a question. Thanks again.”

Hagen Kosmolak, Clearwater Bay, ON

“We were extremely satisfied with the work performed by the crew from Postech. Even though the weather was extremely cold (– 25C) the crew did the job professionally and in fact completed the installation of 21 Screw Piles in 2 days even though they said it would take 3. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for this type of work to be done at their home.”

Ted and Sheila, Winnipeg, MB

“The guys worked hard in the heat and made sure the job was done right, double checking  measurements etc. The guys cleaned up behind them-you couldn’t tell a small tractor had been in my yard. Thank you for your hard work!”

Genevieve Lavallee, Winnipeg, MB

Helical Piles Installed in 3 Steps

1. Contact Us

Get in touch with us, either through our website or by calling us. Our friendly foundation experts will guide you through choose the right helical pile foundation for your project. From answering your questions to quoting a price, our team makes foundations simple.

2. Fast Install

Schedule an install date, and our professional crew will show up on time. Helical piles are installed in a few hours and can be used right away! If you have questions on-site, our installers are happy to help. When they’re done, they leave your yard exactly how they found it.

3. Guaranteed

Rest easy knowing that your screw piles are covered by a Zero Risk Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, we will uninstall and buy-back your helical piles. (conditions apply) Plus, enjoy a 7-Year Performance Guarantee against heaving or deterioration on deck projects. (conditions apply)

Want to nerd-out on helical piles with us?  Watch this video lunch and learn for engineers and building professionals!

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