One of the typical methods for anchoring ground-mounted solar arrays has been to use a slab of concrete for the foundation. Helical piles are gaining popularity among designers and contractors, though, to provide solar array owners with a more stable installation. Helical piles provide some distinct advantages, so it is worth considering the use of helical piles as anchors for these solar arrays.
All building foundations will settle with time, but problems arise when this settlement is uneven or extreme. Sometimes requiring pier drilling or helicals.
Are you wondering if you have foundation issues with any property that you own? All building foundations will settle with time, but problems arise when this settlement is uneven or extreme. Continue reading “Pier Drilling Can Shore up a Sagging Foundation”
Pier drilling is a very common technique used in construction for the purpose of supporting structures above ground, which is especially important in the California and Sacramento area. These regions are prone to seismic activity which can cause frequent shifting of the ground beneath different structures. Drilling piers are essential in such areas for providing stability where the ground is subject to move or shake. It can literally prevent the collapse of many homes and businesses! Continue reading “Pier Drilling 101”
Swimming pool construction
Pool construction, like most construction, starts with the foundation. In the case of in-ground swimming pools, this means excavating a hole that mimics the exact size shape and floor configuration of the pool. The pool shell is then constructed against the excavation which acts like a form. But in the case of a swimming pool, the form is never removed and is an integral part of the strength of the shell. If the soil strength isn’t sufficient to hold the pressures of the pool and water, the pool shell structure will fail. Continue reading “Using Helical Piers for Your Swimming Pool Installation”
Piering, also known as piling, is a technique used for driving steel pipe pilings to fix falling building foundations and to correct the foundation settlement. Continue reading “When and Why to Use Foundation Piers”