Screw piles / Discussions

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...screw pile construction: Using screw piles to replace a foundation will probably save you a lot of money by avoiding (or at least greatly reducing) the cost o...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can houses built on screw piles move?

...screw piles that is loose? The screw piles themselves that are moving in the ground? I can suggest solutions for either, but really need to know what the proble...

Posted by Pamela Douglas June 23, 2020, 1:18 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can these homes be built on screwpiles as an alternative to slab foundations?

...piles? We have many models of prefab modular kit houses that can be seated on foundations, screw piles or slab on grade, so it really depends on the model. Curr...

Posted by Mark Pospisil July 28, 2020, 9:41 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...Screw Piles: Pros are speed of installation, minimal site grading, no curing time, high capacity for foundations, elevated foundation to manage slope, access to...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...screw piles. When it was lifted the new crawl space was sheeted with plywood and poly was layed on the dirt floor. The contractor's then placed pink insulation ...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...Screw Piles VS foundation (lowe Steel Roof Ikea Kitchen – laminate countertop, simple 36” fridge, Electric Cook-top stove – range hood, Dishwasher Stackable w...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What experience do you have with techno piles?

They seem to have many ecological strong points - once one has decided not to go the basement route. What in floor heating system - if any - would you recommen...

Posted by Rob DesBaillets Aug. 26, 2021, 8:49 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 0 Responses

How should I insulate under a concrete hydronic slab on stilts?

...screw piles to begin with to carry such a heavy load as a slab on concrete not to mention the house, and you are left with a house that sort of falls short on a...

Posted by Cam Smith Feb. 6, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...screw piles (posts in the ground), and it can be easily transported in the future on a flat bed truck. That would be a far different lifestyle that Yurt livin...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

I want a 2 bedroom prefab house on land in Towson. How much?

...screw piles (posts) . If the models on our kit pages don’t meet your needs or budget, I would suggest getting on the mailing list (get a quote at the bottom of ...

Posted by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe March 12, 2021, 6:02 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

I keep seeing the options out there as pad, crawlspace, and basement. I live near a river, so maybe I'm wrong, but a basement seems like it's gonna be a consta...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses