Helical Piling experts give Aussie manufacturing a tick in the box.

July 24th, 2017

Coming from a background of Australian Small Business, Brodie and Rob Houghton believe that supporting Australian manufacturing, skills and ingenuity should be top of the list when selecting new machinery attachments. Brodie and Rob Houghton have over 25 years of experience in small business development, servicing specialist engineering and construction industry niches, including extensive experience […]

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What are Helical Piers?

July 18th, 2017

Helical piers are alloy-reinforced shafts that penetrate deep into the soil. Known also as piles and anchors, even as screw-piles, the average onlooker won’t have a clue what they’re looking at, not unless they see these foundation pins threading their way into the ground. Even then, the curious spectator can’t know just how structurally beneficial […]

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What are Screw Piles and Its Advantages?

June 30th, 2017

Screw piles are deep foundation elements that use a helical plating system to “screw” rigid structural rods into the ground. They’re helical pile counterparts, to the point that their labels are used interchangeably, and gifted with the same construction-ready advantages. Let’s find out more about the displacement-less foundation solution before moving on to the benefits […]

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Common Causes of Helical Pile Foundation Failure

June 16th, 2017

Generally speaking, helical piling systems rarely fail; they’re the perfect solution for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Still, as versatile as this structural support solution undoubtedly is, there are infrequent failures to contend with, installation difficulties that must be addressed. Here’s a look at common helical pile foundation problems. Once identified, […]

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Helical Piles: Your Solution to Groundwater Foundation Problems

May 29th, 2017

Numerous structural issues develop when the ground beneath a structure isn’t stable. There are tales of old quarries and trash heaps. Compacted by excavators, the buildings still crack years later when the ground shifts. Clay deposits do exactly the same thing. As for groundwater issues, how can a solid foundation take shape when it’s sitting […]

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What are Pile Cap Modules?

May 17th, 2017

Pile cap modules are the specially fabricated upper base segments that are mounted as part of a helical piling system. They’re the above ground and just below ground interfaces that mate the helical screw rod to a specific structure or load. Manufactured in-house, modular cap solutions are built to fasten directly to the exposed piling […]

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Helical Anchor Foundation System and Its Applications in Engineering Projects

April 28th, 2017

Let’s take a look at a helical anchor foundation system in action. First of all, these long rods function in much the same way as a helical piling solution, a system we explored in a previous article, but they’re rated for axial tension, whereas pilings base their functions on axial compression. Otherwise, their two labels […]

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Helical Pile Foundation System and Its Technological Advantages

April 19th, 2017

The groundwork covered by this exposition is intended to emulate the mechanical and material foundations found in structural loading scenarios. Consequently, the helical pile foundation systems described here will require some outlining before we can progress into the functions and advantages we’ll associate with the technology. Beginning with a concise, engineering-oriented summation that outlines this […]

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