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FAQ : Can the piles be installed under an existing structure?

Many people have the same questioning when it comes to piles! Among these questions, we are often asked : Can the piles be installed under an existing structure? The answer is YES! To better understand, we met with one of our dealers to explain how he proceeds to perform the screw pile installation even if the structure is already on a different type of foundation!

Structure types

Balcony, deck or other projects requiring an installation on the structure’s edge

All piles installed under an existing structure requiring the piles to be on the edge of the structure (similar to our video), your Postech installer will insert the screw pile at an angle in order to place itself in the right position and will slowly straighten the pile out.  Afterwards, he will simply apply pressure on the pile, without bending, so it is perfectly straight and leveled.  It’s that simple!

Patio or deck requiring central structural support

In the event where a pile must be installed in the middle of an existing structure, the certified Postech installer will ask the customer to remove a few deck floorboards in order to insert the pile through the structure.  A simple step allowing a precise installation.  This enables to reinforce the structure, stabilize or simply modify your foundation type.

Is my structure too low for the installation of piles?

Our recommendation

We recommend a minimum spacing of 12 to 18 inches to install a pile under an existing structure.  To ensure your project’s feasibility, we recommend you contact your local certified Postech installer.  He will take the time to analyze your project, take into consideration your soil type and needs, and let you know if it is possible or not.

Is it possible under my shed or house?

Everything is possible… or almost!

Absolutely!  We use several techniques to install the piles under a shed or even an existing house.  Once again, you must trust your installer.  He will analyze your project and help you transform your dreams into reality.

If you’re still wondering : Can the piles be installed under an existing structure?  The answer is simple! YES and don’t hesitate to present your project to your local dealer!  What is your question on the piles?