Driven piles are installed to accommodate compression, tension or lateral loads. Piles can be selected to meet the specific needs of your site conditions or budget. Camden Foundation Technologies piles are installed to established criteria. Because they are normally driven to a blow count to assure the desired minimum capacity, pile lengths may vary when subsoil conditions are not uniform.
Steel Shell Piles
What is a Helix Foundation System and How Does it Work?
Helix foundations are an economical deep foundation alternative to wood and steel shell driven piles or concrete caissons. They are also a sensible and often more reliable alternative to shallow footings and reinforced mat foundations. In addition, Helix Foundations are excellent for supporting new residential buildings, additions, retaining walls and boardwalks. The torque required to install a helix pile is a good indication of the strength, density and bearing capacity of the soil at the depth of the helix cutting blades. Once the helix pile is successfully installed, it serves as a deep foundation support.
On most projects, helical piling can be installed quicker than traditional concrete caissons, or steel shell and wood piling. They can be installed in any kind of weather and are not subject to delay from groundwater and caving soil. The speed of installation alone often results in significant cost savings in comparison to any other foundation type.
No Soil Spoils, No Vibration, No Heavy Equipment
Unlike the equipment and processes required to install other deep foundations, helix piles do not create any soil spoils that must be removed. The installation equipment is small, easily maneuverable and does not create vibrations. These features and benefits make Helix Foundations an efficient and affordable solution for job sites with restrictive access or environmentally sensitive conditions.
Better Steel – Better Piles
All Magnum helical pile and push pier products and many of their other products are manufactured from ASTM A513 steel tubing. This premium steel tubing has higher carbon and alloy content, which means greater strength. ASTM A513 is the common designation for mechanical tubing, which is used in applications that require closer tolerances and when strength to weight ratios are important. This type of tubing is used in applications where dimensions and quality are critical for products like hydraulic cylinders and shock absorbers. Statistical process control is used to reduce variations in tube dimensions and the welding process. Other helical and resistance pile manufacturers produce products made from uncertifed, used, or rejected materials.