Screw Piles were used in the early 1900’s and are once again back in use. In the last 20 years, there has been substantial and steady growth in the use of screw piles in civil construction.
One of the main advantages of modern screw piles for use in civil construction is the wide range of foundation elements and geometries available. The main benefits of screw pile foundations include – shorter project times, ease of installation, ease of access, reduction of the carbon footprint, ease of removal when the foundations are no longer required, reduced risk to the workforce, and reduced costs.
What Steel Screw Piles Are:
Steel Screw Piles are an increasingly popular and most effective foundation option available in the domestic and commercial construction industry. They provide a cost-effective and practical alternative to traditional building foundations. They can be installed quickly with minimal noise and vibration, wound to the ground in an efficient manner without causing any disturbance to the soil and that eliminates time and cost in soil removal. The Piles are a great option for deep foundations such as transmission/Telecommunication towers as well as lighter load projects such as decks and fences.
How Steel Screw Piles Work:
Piles are an environmentally friendly option with the most flexibility and fastest installation comparing to other foundations. To install them we don’t need pre excavation and therefore no need for disposing of tailings.
How are they installed?
We are experienced in installing Piers in almost any condition including rocky soil. The Pile is screwed into the soil by a hydraulic attachment to a range of size machines; bobcats, and excavators, depending on the requirements. No soil excavated or removed from the site as the installation is done without vibration, limiting soil contamination. Once the piles are in the ground they remain in place permanently and they are filled with concrete.
Pilling Screw Piles are produced in Australia and are fully compliant with the Australian Standards AS159-2009.
Foundations are one of the most important parts of a building so great care is taken when designing them.
- Clearly, shows how many piles are required and where they are located.
- Used to determine what size equipment can be used on-site.
- Determines what size helix and type of shaft is used when designing the pile.
Modern Use and Benefits of Screw Piles
Screw Pile foundations are still used extensively, and their usage has extended from House slabs, telecommunications, roads, and numerous other industries where the fast installation is required, or building work takes place close to existing structures.
Most industries use screw pile foundations due to the cost efficiencies and – increasingly – the reduced environmental impact. ‘Screwing’ the foundations in the ground means that there is less soil displacement so the excess soil does not need to be transported from the site, saving on transportation costs and reducing the carbon footprint of the project.
The main benefits of screw pile foundations include – shorter project times, ease of installation, ease of access, reduction of the carbon footprint, ease of removal when the foundations are no longer required, reduced risk to the workforce, and reduced costs. They are also suitable for both tensile and compression loads, so they are also used for masts, signs, and retaining structures.
We’re best known for our skill and experience with screw piles but we can also assist our customers with virtually any foundation need, including concrete foundations.