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Cottage Addition Project: Expand Your Space with Postech Screw Piles

Discover how Postech Screw Piles make expanding your cottage quick and secure, even in complex, sensitive environments.

Quick and Efficient Transformation

First, regarding the renovation itself, it spanned several months between 2020 and 2021. However, the foundation work, critical to the project’s success, was completed in just a few hours by two members of the Postech Cornwall team.

Detailed Breakdown of the Installation Process

For this extensive cottage addition project, the installation comprised:

  • 22 piles with 3 1/2″ brackets and foundation supports: These were used to stabilize and strengthen the existing structure, ensuring the original cottage’s integrity.
  • 12 piles with 3 1/2″ adjustable heads and anti-tear adapters: Essential for providing stable foundations for the new extensions and ensuring long-term durability.
  • 7 piles with 2 3/8″ adjustable heads: Specifically installed to support the new balconies at the back of the house, adding both aesthetic and functional value.

Learn more about our foundation solutions and their applications in home extensions.

Overcoming Challenges in the Addition Project

Every project comes with its challenges, but the expertise and professionalism of the Postech Cornwall team ensured they were prepared for any situation. One significant hurdle was installing a pile 25 feet deep between two closely set windows using an 8-foot extension on their mini-excavator. This precision work was crucial for strengthening the original foundations and properly supporting the second floor of the addition.

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The Postech Advantage in Delicate Installations

Traditional foundation methods often fall short in complex engineering situations. Fortunately, Postech’s smaller machinery can operate in delicate areas without risking damage to sensitive surroundings such as:

  • The basement of the cottage
  • Areas adjacent to wastewater tanks

Postech Screw Piles are not only hot-dip galvanized for durability and eco-friendliness but also designed as thermal piles to withstand temperature variations without moving.

Are You Planning Your Own Cottage Addition Project?

Thanks to the precision and professionalism of the Postech Screw Piles Cornwall team, many customers have become ambassadors for Postech Screw Piles. If you’re considering expanding your house or cottage, find your local installer today and start your project on solid ground.