Category Archives: Screw Pile Engineering

Buried Treasure Under Your Home

Did you know that very few homes in Winnipeg built by mass home builders are built with ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) or Superior Wall (precast walls built in controlled factory)?  It’s surprising to me that this is the case because … Continue reading

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Affordable Geotechnical Investigations and Reports for Residential Building Projects in Winnipeg, MB

There is a strong push by local building authorities and engineers to complete geotechnical investigations and reports from which to base structural foundation designs for any residential building project that results in 4 season living space.  This would mean that … Continue reading

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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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Death to Soil Assumptions

Did you know that there is a good chance your home, sunroom, cottage or deck has been built on a foundation designed using soil assumptions? What exactly is a soil assumption?  In Manitoba (and most other places) many of the … Continue reading

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Are Galvanized Screw Piles a Gimmick?

Competition: “We offer no gimmick screw piles.  Don’t pay for things you don’t need such as hot-dip galvanizing.” What else is the competition going to say when they can’t offer hot-dip galvanized screw piles at an affordable price? Postech Screw … Continue reading

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Torque Monitored Installations – A Best Practice in Screw Pile Installation

“The empirical relationship between installation torque and capacity is considered to be the greatest attribute of helical foundations.” – Helical Foundations… What an Engineer Needs to Know, Structure Magazine (June 2004), Gary Seider, P.E. In studying the general approach to … Continue reading

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Professional Screw Pile Installation VS DIY Screw Pile Installation

“I have a skid steer post hole auger that should be able to get one of those in the ground.”  A common statement by aspiring DIY screw pile installers.  But… is this a good idea? Common auger drives mounted to … 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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