Category Archives: Torque Monitored Installation

Winnipeg Screw Pile Tip #1 – AVOID SOIL ASSUMPTIONS

With over 20 years of “screw pile’ish” technology being used in and around Winnipeg, Manitobans have grown to be aware of what a screw pile / ground anchor is. Unfortunately Winnipeg was led to believe that screw piles should come … Continue reading

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City of Winnipeg & Screw Piles

In February of 2017 the City of Winnipeg released its most current information bulletin regarding their approach to helical screw piles.  If you click the link below you can download a copy of the bulletin: http://winnipeg.ca/ppd/pdf_files/InformationBulletins/2017/2017-001-S.pdf What should you know … 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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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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