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Helical Piles for House Foundations

Avoid foundation failures with helical piles

Simple — No pouring or waiting for concrete to cure.
Stable — Ideal near lakes with low-density soil.
Environmentally Friendly — No waste disposal.


Underpinning in urban housing.


 Ideal for soft soil conditions.


Minimizes excavation and waste disposal.

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Build Your Dream Home To Last

Have you found the perfect lot for your dream home, but it's close to a lake and the soil is very low-density? 

Building on unstable ground can cause all sorts of problems down the road, including foundation issues and cracks in the walls or floors.

Helical screw piles are a great solution for homes near lakes, rivers, or on the beach. These screw piles are driven deep into the ground until they hit stable soil, providing a solid foundation for your home. They're also simple to install, so you don't have to wait around for concrete to cure or an inspector to visit your job before you start to build.

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Build your Home with Helical Pile — We Have Everything You Need


We supply helical piles to deck builders, landscape contractors, and large-scale construction firms. No franchising rights are needed.


Our phone is always on. We are available to walk you through any training you need to install helical piles for your clients — on-site or practising at home.


From multi-powered torque heads to excavators, we can outfit your installation with everything you need.

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Build On Experience

We have over 15 years of experience in residential, commercial, and industrial helical pile foundation installations, underpinning, and repairs. Our knowledge of geotechnical engineering and soil conditions gives us the tools we need to provide you with the expertise you can build on.

Get Started with Helical Piles

The first step in getting started with helical piles is a phone call. Based on the size of your project, a Mascore foundation professional will recommend the appropriate screw pile size and quantity for your job. Installing your screw piles takes only a few hours with no excavation or damage to your job site. 

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Why Build Homes on Screw Piles?

  • Fits in tight spaces
  • Stability in all types of soil
  • Installed in all weather conditions

Using a helical screw pile foundation for your home means that you won't have to spend days waiting on concrete to dry before you can proceed with construction. Galvanized steel piles provide a durable foundation that is guaranteed to last and can be installed in any soil type, regardless of weather conditions. 

No Waiting For Inspections

Gone are the days of waiting for the local building inspector to show up on your site and approve your footings before pouring concrete. When using helical piles, an engineer provides reports for specific pile depth, size, and torque requirements.

Throughout the day, you can fill out the report as you reach the engineers required torque thresholds and can start building as soon as they are drilled. 

When the building inspector arrives, they will simply verify the drawings as your team proceeds toward completion.

A Foundation for Any Size Home

Screw piles are ideal for both tiny homes and large estates on the water. They can withstand  changes in climate, resulting in a foundation that will endure ground movement in any dirt condition. When installed correctly, each helical pile may support over 25,000 pounds; far more than what is required for even the biggest cottages.

Every screw pile comes with detailed product information that specifies the maximum weight it can handle. The maximum capacity of helical piles is dependent on the shaft size as well as the size of the helix. As a CCMC certified building material, you can feel confident in the dependability of your screw piles, regardless of the size of your job.

Less Environmental Impact

Excavating for concrete post foundations creates a disruptive impact to the environment. Using helical piles for homes causes almost no disruption at all. If you want to protect your client’s property, then the screw pile is the only way to go. Many Kubotas come with large track wheels that barely impact the ground beneath.

Reduce the Risk of Mistakes

Installing a concrete post only to find that your client changed their design, or that you installed the post in the wrong place can cause a delay in your timelines. Drilling another post will start your whole process over and extend your timelines even further — and removing the post would cause a major headache as you tear up the lawn, fill another hole with soil, and say goodbye to your client’s referral.

Even the best deck builders make mistakes, but helical piles allow you to simply remove the metal screw and replace it in its proper location. You will not only save money on additional labour, but you will be able to reuse the screw to avoid additional material expenditures.

A More Reliable Post

Most home builders drill the same depth for their concrete posts, regardless of the soil type. Typically, for areas that have colder climates, the municipal regulations recommend digging a foot below the frost line, however, while this may be an easy code to follow, it doesn't ensure the best product for your customers. 

The problem with this process is that it doesn’t take into account different types of soil — some areas may consist of soft sand, and others a tougher clay. This inconsistency may lead to the foundation shifting over time and warping the floor. 
Helical piles offer a more robust solution for your customers. By measuring a torque readout on each pile as you screw posts deeper, you are able to ensure consistency throughout the home’s foundation regardless of the soil condition.

Advantages of Helical Piles

Eliminate Concrete Curing

Helical piles can be used to replace concrete pads under homes or cottages. Helical piles need not be concreted into the ground and this will eliminate curing time, formwork, and associated costs.

Reduce Your Commuting Time

Helical piles help move your project to completion quickly. Unlike concrete, helical piles do not require time to dig out or set, allowing you to continue working without delays.

Installed All Year

Concrete requires a temperature >5°C to cure, which means that most home builders cannot start on your project until late in spring. Building your home with helical piles provides a solution for your project to start early. Get ahead of the summer rush and take on more projects to expand your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do helical piles last?

Helical piles will last more than 20 years. Made from galvanized steel, Mascore's helical piles are able to resist corrosion that occurs over time in concrete posts.

Can you install screw piles in winter?

Yes. Helical piles are suitable for use in all weather conditions, including extreme cold in Canada and Northern US states. This is possible as a result of using concrete in the foundation design. You can install the helicals and begin working on your foundation project even if it's raining or snowing.

Are helical piers better than concrete?

Helical piers are superior to concrete in a variety of ways. Concrete expands and contracts as the temperature changes; steel helical piers, on the other hand, will not expand or contract as much. Helical piles are faster to install, do not require weather conditions, can be placed in high water tables, and will never heave or sink.

What happens if the soil is soft?

If the helical piles are in very soft soil, extension bars will be needed to allow the helix anchor to reach the required torque load.

Where are helical piles used?

Helical pile foundations are used throughout the civil engineering sector to support heavy loads in large-scale projects such as commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Helical piles are also being used increasingly in underpinning applications where it is necessary to replace or extend existing foundations without any disturbance of the soil.

What are CCMC Certified Screw Piles?

In Canada, the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) is a government-operated service that verifies building materials such as metal helical piles. Building with CCMC-approved materials gives you a safe and stable foundation for your project, as well as compliance with local building regulations. Mascore is a licensed maker of spiral piles approved by the CCMC.

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