Category Archives: Manitoba Soils and Screw Piles

City of Winnipeg & Screw Piles

In the past month the City of Winnipeg has released an information bulletin regarding their approach to screw piles.  If you click the link below you can download a copy of the bulletin: http://winnipeg.ca/ppd/pdf_files/InformationBulletins/2016/2016-001-S.pdf  What should you know about screw … Continue reading

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Length Matters to Manitobans

Length may or may not matter depending on the topic of conversation but when it comes to screw piles here in Manitoba length matters a whole lot and some companies offer products that come up short. First, if you live … Continue reading

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Postech Screw Piles – Extensively Tested in Winnipeg, MB Clay (Famous Gumbo)

In August of 2014 Postech Screw Piles undertook extensive third-party engineer led and supervised testing in Winnipeg’s famous gumbo / clay soils. The testing site was not ideal, in fact the soil was downright terrible at ~30kPa, highly moist and … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On with Postech Winnipeg Screw Piles

Keep Calm and Carry On (KCCO), according to Wikipedia was a phrase first used to raise moral of UK citizens in 1939 in the aftermath of mass air attacks on major cities.  It has since become a motto for military … Continue reading

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They Said It Couldn’t Be Done But Postech Winnipeg Gets the Job Done

A local home builder called in a pinch.  They had arranged for our competitors to install 16 Groundhog style ground anchors for a deck in Birds Hill, Manitoba.  The installers tried to turn in three piles and failed each time … Continue reading

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Extendable Helical Screw Piles Available in Winnipeg and Rural Manitoba

Question:  How deep do you install your screw piles? Answer:  As deep as necessary to achieve the desired capacity and to ensure the helical is anchored well below the frost line. Although the national standard is to install 7 foot … Continue reading

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Helical Screw Piles for Pools in Winnipeg and Rural Manitoba

Are you building a pool in Winnipeg or rural Manitoba?  To obtain your permit, your pool’s side walls may require piling.  What’s the quickest and most cost effective piling solution for pools?  Heavy duty screw piles install quickly and provide … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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