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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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Baeumler Approved Screw Pile Company for Manitoba & Kenora!

Postech Screw Piles – Manitoba and Kenora is Baeumler Approved.  We are very excited and proud to be a part of the Baeumler Approved family.  Our status of Baeumler Approved means we are recognized as striving to meet the same … 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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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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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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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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Cottage Lifted and Leveled On Surprising Budget

The traditional process for replacing a shallow foundation like post and pad with a deep foundation such as screw piles includes either a lift of the structure at least 6′ high or the temporary removal and then replacement of the … Continue reading

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Flag Pole Anchored Without Concrete!

Gimli’s beach was recently awarded Blue Flag certification, a voluntary eco-label awarded to select beaches across the world – learn more here:  http://www.blueflag.org This meant they needed a flagpole on the beach from which to proudly fly the Blue Flag.  … Continue reading

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A Screw Pile Failure in Manitoba

Going into our 4th year, Postech Manitoba and Kenora got an opportunity to put our money where our mouth is regarding our 7 year performance guarantee. Some companies might try to hide the fact that their product performance hasn’t been flawless … 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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