Excavating Rocks to Install Screw Piles – Twin Lake Beaches Manitoba Cottage Project

Today, we enjoyed a beautiful day out in Twin Lake Beaches Manitoba near St. Laurent where we were installing heavy duty screw piles for a new cottage built.  Not soon after starting the installation I was reminded how great it is to install screw piles with an excavator!

I’m often asked, “what happens if you hit rocks?”  The answer is that there are two options:

1) We use a carbide bit to rip through the rocks, this is very effective with smaller rocks up to 8 inches; or

2) We disconnect our auger driver and use our mini excavator to dig out the rock, this is usually required with larger rocks.

Today, we had dig!  As you can see in the picture below a 2 foot rock was stationed right where we had to install a corner pile.  The placement of a corner pile is crucial and has to be just right.



Okay, so it’s handy to use an excavator… why should customers care?  A couple reasons:

1)  Your job gets done sooner than later; and

2)  It’s cheaper!  If drilling for a concrete pile or using equipment other than an excavator for installing helical screw piles, you have to wait for an excavator with operator to be called out to the job site – usually charging more per hour than Postech Winnipeg and also charging for loading/unloading as well as transportation time. 

If you have a cottage in Manitoba or North West Ontario and would like a solid foundation that installs quickly, call Postech Winnipeg at 204.793.0653 or visit www.manitobascrewpiles.ca.

About screwpiling

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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