Perfect for Public Places
Helical piles are a popular choice for walkways, boardwalks, porches, beach stairways, observation decks, docks, and pedestrian bridges. The driving force for the use of helicals in these applications is environmental sensitivity. Helical piles install gently with little disturbance to wetlands and other sensitive areas by using small, low-impact equipment. There is no soil excavation required, with minimal impact on vegetation or aquatic animals, and helicals can be installed in remote, limited-access areas.
The Meadowlands Commission, Nature Conservancy, and Appalachian Trail Commission, as well as many local, state, and federal parks and recreation authorities have used helical piles to support elevated structures in pristine, sensitive environments. Helicals Piers screw into the earth, much as a metal screw screws into wood, with little disturbance to surroundings. Vegetation, fish hatcheries, and filter feeders, such as clams or oysters, are not harmed in the installation process. Helicals are a conservationist’s tools and friends of the planet.