Category Archives: Screw Piles

Screw Piles & Light Structures = No Brainer for Manitobans

The screw pile industry markets hard that screw piles are cheaper than concrete.  The truth is that screw piles can be used for a wide range of projects and, depending on the soil characteristics, they aren’t always cheaper. However, here … Continue reading

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Postech Hovercraft Excavator?

Is it true?  Does Postech Screw Piles Manitoba and NW Ontario use hovercraft excavators? One might think this is the case, however the pictures in the slideshow below show Postech’s installers working hard to make it look like an excavator … 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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Reusable Piles?

Today we had a pretty cool project.  A past customer decided to take their backyard paradise to the next level and required 8 screw piles for their new deck. The deck which was being replaced with a new grand deck was … Continue reading

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Postech Fort Frances – CJ Contracting

Postech Manitoba and NW Ontario is excited to announce that Claude Jodoin of CJ Contracting has officially joined the Postech Screw Piles team as the authorized dealer for the Fort Frances area! The Fort Frances area includes but is not … 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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The Disadvantage of Helical Screw Piles

Typically we write about the amazing benefits of helical screw piles.  One such benefit we broadcast regularly is in how we monitor the torque during installation to ensure the capacities required are met.  That’s huge when compared to the traditional … 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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This Postech Customer Got What They Deserved!

Retiring at the lake, the Silvari’s wanted to replace their cottage with something newer, larger and that wasn’t going to require yearly re-leveling. In September 2014 the Postech Screw Piles Winnipeg crew ventured out to the Lac Du Bonnet area … Continue reading

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