Whether you’re into the nerdy, technical side of foundation construction or not, you’ve got to admit that screw piles are pretty damn amazing things. They’ve saved people a heap of time with getting their homes built quicker, minimised the carbon footprint of laying a foundation, and have helped create strong, sturdy buildings all over the world. In fact, they’re the unsung heroes of the construction industry! To profess our love for advanced screw pile technology even further, we’re going to outline the three huge benefits of screw piling in this post… then, we’ll tell you which screw piling service to choose!
1) They’re perfect for installation in difficult soil compositions
Screw pile technology allows builders to lay a super sturdy foundation, even on the most difficult of soils. Your soil may have one or more of these problems:
- High moisture content
- Contaminated soil
- Water table
- Collapsible sands
- Or where excess concrete is required to alleviate ‘introduced fill’ onsite
If your soil has any of these issues, which are common in some areas, then screw piles are the ideal tool for the job and they outperform concrete bored piers. It’s more difficult to use bored piers in these conditions because you have keep digging the hole deeper until you find stable soil. After this process, the hole might require reinforcing with steel cages or other stabilising materials, costing you time and money.
2) Environmental benefits
Advanced screw pile technology has allowed us to build a sturdy foundation while minimising site disturbance and environmental effects. The first way in which screw piles are environmentally friendlier than bored piers is due to the fact that they don’t require soil removal to install. Instead, they leave small, neat piles of soil around the screw. The second way is that they cause less vibrations, which means you can work in higher density areas without disturbing or causing damage to other foundations. This also means that the environment around the site, including flora and fauna, is much better off.
3) They’re versatile and nimble
Screw piles can be more versatile than bored concrete piers. Advanced screw pile technology has allowed builders to use screw piles in restricted areas, such as next to buildings. Whereas concrete piers will often require extensive measures to keep the surrounding buildings stable, screw piles are far less ‘needy’, if you will. The beauty of screw piles is that they can be used in most areas with ease.
See what we’re talking about? If you’re about to lay a foundation using advanced screw pile technology, have a chat with the team at Techniblock. They’re one of Melbourne’s best in foundation construction and repair, handling all things foundation-related, such as screw piling, bored piers, basement construction and more. So, if you need a solid foundation, you need the expertise of Techniblock!