Increasingly popular and remarkably effective deep foundation option.
Each helical pile is composed of a steel pipe shaft with a 45° cut at the bottom and one or more formed helical plates welded outside. Helical piles deliver benefits over competing foundation systems including reduced environmental footprint, speed of installation and applications within diverse soil and environmental conditions.
Why our customers choose helical piles
Unrivaled speed in drilling & installations
Helical piles use a unique design that significantly reduces installation time compared to traditional options. This is coupled with their ability to immediately carry loads right after they're installed on your project site.
- Installation specialists ensure rapid turnaround on your foundations projects
- Averages 10 minutes per pile
- Installation commences on the same day as arrival
- Loads can be applied to the piles immediately after installation
It's easier to save money with helical piles
Since helical piles offer a faster installation experience, they allow you to reduce time & costs on your projects. By saving time with helical piles, you allow your business to invest more money into growing your team, brand, and services.
- An economical alternative to conventional foundation products
- Dramatically faster installation time, reducing your overall Total Installed Cost
Sustainable solutions you can rely on
Our unique designs create a significantly smaller environmental footprint than conventional products, and are the go-to sustainable choice for businesses. They are also easy to remove and reuse, providing an efficient solution to your challenges.
- Almita helical piles result in a smaller environmental footprint
- Can be safely removed and reused as required
- No pre-excavation required and no need to dispose of tailings
Powerful designs & engineering you can feel confident using
At Almita, we put an unrivaled amount of effort into ensuring every pile is made to perfection before it leaves our manufacturing shop. We strive to exceed standards, so you can feel confident that you're using the best tools for the job.
- ISO-Certified every pile is carefully inspected before it leaves our manufacturing shop
- All products meet or exceed all CSA standards
Made for the toughest conditions
Whether you're in a remote location or dealing with tough environmental conditions — Almita helical piles are designed to meet the toughest standards.
- Helical piles perform in a variety of soil and environmental conditions
- Can be installed in remote areas with limited access
- Customized solutions to address unique challenges customers face
Research and Development
The true helix on the helical pile allows it to be turned into the ground with impressive speed and accuracy and without the noise and vibrations associated with a pile driver. The addition of the helix also dramatically increases bearing capacity and pull-out resistance.
True Helix vs. Duckbill
The formation and spacing of true helixes minimizes soil disturbance. Other helical blades are pulled, not pressed into shape creating a “duckbill” appearance. Their torque to capacity relationship is negatively affected by their augering affect of the helix shape.
|More accurate torque readings during installation because there is always full contact with the underside of helix as it advances into the ground.|
|Higher load capacity because there is more shaft friction due to less soil disturbance.
|When multiple helixes are needed on a pile, they follow the same path created by the lead helix.|
|Minimized ground disturbance greatly reduces pile settling and the possibility of surface water being introduced next to the pile shaft.|
How are helical piles changing your industry?
Almita is a world leader in helical pile foundations. We are part of a worldwide network of helical foundation providers and have adapted helical piles for many industries. Contact us to see if there is a helical pile solution that will give you a competitive advantage in your industry! We love a challenge!
Creative Applications of helical piles
We love to do what others can’t! We can work in confined spaces, low overhead conditions and from various installation platforms. We have worked in water, on steep slopes, and even indoors. Contact us to see if we have a solution for your challenge!
Leading the industry through innovation for over 25 years
Custom Installation Equipment
Almita’s diverse fleet of custom installation equipment allows access to areas with difficult terrain, including those with soft soils and steep grades where conventional driving equipment or concrete pile rigs cannot be used.
True Helix Design
Almita's true helix design maximizes the strength of foundations while minimizing soil displacement during installation.
Almita constantly seeks new ways to create helical pile solutions. Almita’s ground-breaking innovations have increased the demand for helical pile foundations and will pave the future for helical pile design, fabrication and installation.
Patented Tools & Techniques
As a result of our research and development, we have patented a mechanical connection for extending piles, avoiding field welding and reducing costs. We also have a patented testing program to test both skin friction and helix capacity separately.
A History of Innovation
Almita can provide Foundation Solutions for any Infrastructure - Large or Small
Since 1991 Almita has adapted product and service offerings to market demands and industry conditions to provide unique and specific engineering solutions for foundation needs. Almita's diverse fleet of custom installation equipment and comprehensive service from planning to installation, we'll put your project and your trust on solid footing.
Design | Manufacturing | Installation | Project Management
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Contact our team today for more information on our Almita Helical Piles. We'll help find the best solution for your business, ensuring you get the results you need.