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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 05:41 PM
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I would be really interested to see some pics once the building crew starts installing posts.

I will try to take pics of the process and post them.

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I ran this unit in Alberta for 5 years. The shop we used in Hanna, Ab was owned by a guy who installed both driven piles and screw piles. Screw piles take a lot less equipment to put in and hold up better because of the helical that is attached to the shank of the pile being able to hold a vertical load.

Depth to refusal is often a lot lower, depending on load characteristics, because of the helical.

In traditional straight pipe pileing, the depth of the pile needs to be calculated by knowing the load on the pile. then you need to know frost depth and double that just to keep the pile from moving due to frost. If your frost depth is 6 feet usually, you need 12 feet of pile just to counteract frost and then add on to that the load bearing depth you need.

A helical pile needs to be below frost depth, but then the helical is designed to counteract frost and hold the load put on the pile, this makes for a shorter pile that is quicker and easier to install.

If you are loading the pile asymmetrically, then more calculation is needed to determine diameter to resist bending loads.

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