June2017

Guide To Screw Pile Foundation

The foundation is a very important part of the building. A poorly constructed foundation can endanger the lives of the occupants. The weight of the building and that of the occupants is transferred to the ground from the foundation. A strong foundation is the key to a stable building. This will ensure that the building will not tilt or sink or form cracks on the surface.

You will first need to go through foundation types to find the perfect foundation that suits the conditions of the soil at the site. The leading engineer of the project will advise you on what type of foundation to use. There are also other experts you can obtain advice from. There are different types of foundations and they are basically divided to two main types namely, deep and shallow foundations. In this article, we are talking about screw piling, which is a deep foundation type. This type of foundation is screwed to the ground and you will not need a very long time period to carry out the installation. You can even bring down costs as you will be able to carry out the process quickly. This is also facilitated by the fact that you don’t need much special equipment to complete the installation. To ensure the construction of a strong and stable foundation, you first need to have piling contractor who knows how to carry out an exceptional job. 

There are many applications for screw piles such as infrastructure and telecommunications. As you don’t need a lot of equipment for the installation process, you will not have to spend a lot of time on it. It is a very simple process that could be adopted by many development projects that are on tight schedules. No soil is to be removed from the site in the process so it won’t produce a lot of waste to clean up afterwards. There is also minimum disturbance caused by the installation which means the surrounding buildings will not be harmed during the course of construction. There is also not a lot of noise produced so the inhabitants of the surrounding area will not be disturbed. You can monitor the construction process and you can check the load capacity of the foundation. You can actually construct this foundation in any type of soil as it does a very good job of transferring weight of the building to the lower ground levels. There is also an environmentally friendly aspect to this type of foundation as it can be removes and reused. Therefore, they can be included in sustainable building projects that cause minimum impact to the environment.