Did you know that Winnipeg’s frost line can be as deep as 8 feet?

Across Canada the general rule of thumb for depth of the frost line is 6 feet, however in the Winnipeg area engineers will tell you that the frost line is as deep as 8 feet.

Engineers will also tell you that, when installing pile foundations, any pile not driven at least 3 meters deep will find itself prone to movement in our very active clay soils.

This is why you can build a deck in Winnipeg using 8 foot concrete formed piles (sonotubes) and still experience heaving.

In the Winnipeg area It is important that your piles be at least 3 meters deep and that they are properly anchored, anything else is taking potentially costly risk.

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We install premium pile foundations which are guaranteed against movement due to frost heaving. Our piles are affordable and professionally installed according to torque, this means you get a perfect install every time! We proudly serve the Greater Winnipeg Area, Steinbach, South-East Manitoba and Interlake regions. Start off on a solid foundation with a Postech Thermal Piles, the most solid and stable piles ever designed.
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