Helical Piles are steel shafts with a series of low-pitched circular steel helical plates welded at strategic positions along the shaft. The plates give the foundation both tension and compression bearing capacity which enables them to be used for a wide range of applications across many industries and sectors.
The piles can be connected in groups using a steel load transfer grillage and are screwed directly into the ground by machine-mounted hydraulic or electrically powered drilling equipment.
Helical Pile Benefits
Helical Piles are relatively inexpensive because they are very quick to install. They are specifically designed to suit the ground conditions and the application requirements and come in various lengths and thicknesses. The helical pile is a versatile, environmentally friendly and cost-effective technology with many uses across civil engineering industries such as buildings, transport and communications.
Other benefits include:
- Cost effective, rapid installation
- No concrete required, saving both curing time and money
- Removable and reusable
- Low noise and minimal vibration during installation