Using Data to Build A Better Helical Pile Foundation

December 3, 2021

It's time for a quick guide to what load testing is, how it works, and why it can give your commercial project a better foundation.

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A Simple Equation That Unlocks Your Helical Pile Foundation

November 26, 2021

This often-misunderstood aspect of helical piles has enormous impact on how they're designed and installed.

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What This Massive Helical Pile Project Means for You

November 19, 2021

I spend a lot of my time on the lookout for how helical pile foundations are changing commercial construction. A perfect example of this is a solar project underway in Vulcan County, Alberta.

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Why This 180 Year Old Helical Pile Project Still Matters

November 12, 2021

Helical piles have been around for a very, very long time. This helical pile project is over 180 years old, but its effects are still being felt today.

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What if We Built an Indestructible Helical Pile?

November 5, 2021

Let's say we constructed a helical pile from one of the strongest materials ever. How much weight could it support?

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What Are Helical Pile Caps and Why Do They Matter?

October 29, 2021

Helical piles are worthless without this critical component: the helical pile cap. Learn what they are, how they work, and why you shouldn't ignore them.

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Third Party Contractors in Your Community - A Money Pit?

October 22, 2021

Northern, remote, and indigenous communities often hire third party contractors for their projects. Here's why that's a big problem, and what can be done to fix it.

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Is Concrete a Good Choice in Northern Canadian Communities?

October 15, 2021

Concrete a common building material - but does that mean it's the best choice for Northern, remote, and indigenous communities? It's not, and here's why.

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How Long Does a Helical Pile Foundation Last? A 7 Generations Principle

October 8, 2021

How does an ancient Iroquois principle relate to how long a helical pile can last in the ground? Here's what it means for construction in Indigenous communities.

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Helical Piles: An Emerging Two Century Old Deep Foundation Solution

August 21, 2021

An article written by Stan Higgins for Structural Engineering Basics Website

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VersaPile Founder Stan Higgins featured in Piling Industry Canada Magazine

August 21, 2021

Screw piles and light structures: no brainer for Canadians

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VersaPile profiled in the Winnipeg Free Press

August 21, 2021

Marc LaBossiere speaks about the benefits of VersaPile helical piles and the excellent relationship his company has with the VersaPile team.

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The Disadvantage of Helical Screw Piles

August 20, 2021

An honest piling contractor can't provide customers with "all-in pricing", as there are lots of different factors to consider.

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Can I Build a Garage on Screw Piles?

August 20, 2021

"I've heard screw piles are good for decks and patios, but can I really use them as the foundation for a garage?"

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VersaPile Thermal Piles vs. Ground Anchors vs. Concrete

August 20, 2021

"So, what's the difference between your VersaPile Screw Piles, and a Groundhog anchor from Home Depot?"

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What is the Cost of Helical Screw Piles in Winnipeg, Manitoba?

August 20, 2021

Before we dive right in, it's important to understand a few key points so you can eliminate the contractors or piles that are likely to cost you more in the long-run.

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Can You Build a Home on Helical Screw Piles?

August 20, 2021

The short answer is yes, you can build a solid home on a helical screw pile foundation.

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Here's How to Fix Your Sinking Deck

August 19, 2021

Don't worry, a sinking deck doesn't have to mean a ruined summer! With a little DIY skill, you can repair your sinking deck with your own two hands (and some tools).

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