Tag Archives: Manitoba Screw Piles

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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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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WINNIPEG CONTRACTORS – Is Constant Rain Slowing You Down This Year?

What better to follow the coldest winter in over 100 years?  A summer with rain, thunderstorms, isolated showers, clouds and October like temperatures.  The result?  Contractors who are busier than ever but who can’t keep up because the weather keeps delaying … Continue reading

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Postech Screw Piles For Concrete Grade Beams

Myth:  “I am going to build my garage on a cement grade beam, I can’t use screw piles.” Fact: Postech Winnipeg Screw Piles have made it real easy to support a cement grade beam with oversized cement head adapters. If … Continue reading

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Postech Winnipeg Screw Piles a Year in Review

A slideshow of more than 100 images of Postech Winnipeg’s dedicated installation hard at work installing premium screw pile foundations for a wide range of building projects in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Thank you to all our great customers who … Continue reading

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Building a New Home in Garson, MB on Postech Winnipeg Screw Piles

What do you do when you find yourself building on sand?  You choose the same piling option they’ve been building lighthouses on since the 1800’s… helical screw piles.  Screw piles perform in nearly all soils but they shine brightest in … Continue reading

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Postech Winnipeg Levels Sinking Deck in East St. Paul

By temporarily supporting the deck with jacks on either side, Postech Winnipeg’s installers dug out enough soil to angle piles directly under the deck.  A beam was constructed to support the deck on the two piles, using the adjustable adapters … Continue reading

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Postech Screw Piles Anchor & Support New Washroom Facilities in Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre will soon have eco-friendly washroom facilities constructed from sea containers.  These well placed washrooms will rest comfortably on a Postech Winnipeg premium screw pile foundation.  Not only are the screw piles designed to support the weight, … Continue reading

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