Techno Metal Post helical foundations, a type of helical pile or screw pile, are rotated into the ground with our specialized machines until a certain torque and depth are reached to meet the bearing load requirements of the supported structure. Techno Metal Post helical foundations are made from Hollow Structural Steel (HHS) that is compliant with ASTM A500 grade C. They are designed, tested, fabricated, and installed in compliance with Canadian, European, and United States building codes. Couplings connecting sections of shaft together are fully welded which provides maximum strength and rigidity and enhanced buckling resistance compared to similar products with only bolted couplings. Many shaft and helix sizes are available to fit the needs of a supported structure and to accommodate site specific soil conditions. Our engineering department can assist you in determining the appropriate sizes for the specific type of structure planned and soil conditions on your building site.
The insertion into the ground is carried out by our certified installers using our specialized hydraulic equipment which screws the pile until the proper soil layer is reached, which provides the bearing capacity required for your project. Bearing capacity is confirmed on site with the use of our installation equipment which measures the torque (twisting force) during pile installation. Thus, our certified installers know the exact load capacity for each pile after installation.
To protect the pile from ground movement, our exclusive green sleeve is placed over the pile during installation. During freeze/thaw cycles or in the presence of swelling clay, it is the sleeve that slides along the shaft of the pile following the possible movements of the ground. The Techno Metal Post will not move and thus ensures the stability of the structure.
Support plates are installed on the head of each pile to secure the structure for the planned project. Several models and sizes of support plates are available to accommodate different dimensions or materials. Techno Metal Post manufactures several models of piles for various projects: small piles for light applications (decks, verandas) and more robust piles for heavier loads and applications (cottages, garages, buildings).
I have used them for decks and additions. By the time you weigh out the labor to dig holes, buy tubes and fill tubes with concrete, backfill around tubes and fix the landscape around where you dig, this is a much better setup and dollar for dollar less expensive!
New fence posts (20) installed all in one afternoon. No mess since the machine is small and agile. Workers were courteous, professional, friendly and on time. These posts will last a life time and are eco-friendly too!
As a Contractor, one tends to have an even greater sense of appreciation for a company that is flexible, responsive, organized and skilled the way Dan Kelly is. We can't speak highly enough of the workmanship and professionalism from Ottawa Techno Metal Post. Thanks for coming through. Looking forward to our next project.
Dan and his team were awesome! Everything went as planned and as quoted. The posts for my deck didn't disrupt my lawn as promised! I couldn't believe how fast it all went . Saved my husband and I a ton of time and hassle. Would definitely recommend!
We recently hired Techno Metal Posts for our business to install multiple new decks on a building. They were extremely professional and arrived and had all the posts set in a single day! We are very happy with the results and would highly recommend their service.
Great work and great guys! Always fast service! Definitely call them if you need some foundation work for decks, barns, houses, etc..
Techno Metal Post designs and manufactures screw piles, specialized installation equipment and all the elements required to support your permanent and temporary projects.