What do you do when your cottage built on pad and post keeps sinking and moving every year? You call Postech Winnipeg to replace your pad and post foundation with a permanent, movement-free helical screw pile foundation.
The first step is to raise the cottage to at least 6 feet in height so the old pad and post foundation can be removed and the equipment required to install your new foundation can get in underneath. For this particular project Jost Building Lifting and Levelling (www.jostfoundation.com) brought in their lifting towers to effectively lift the cabin off it’s current foundation.
Once the cabin was in the air, Postech Winnipeg came in with a mini-skid steer and excavator to install the new helical screw piles which will support the cottage. With compact equipment, Postech’s installers were able to access all areas underneath the cottage where piles were required. Each helical screw pile was 10 feet in total length, this included a 5 foot section of screw pile with a 5 foot extension. This allows for the installation of a deep foundation which is anchored well below the frost line.
If you have a shifting or sinking cottage foundation and want a solution that will last a life-time, call Stan Higgins, Independent Owner of Postech Winnipeg at 204.793.0653 or via email at email@example.com.
Postech Winnipeg is proud to serve Manitoba’s cottage country.