I was looking for a acceptable method to set pillars for a two-tier deck at a new home construction site. I was referred to Carmine at Postech. I found him very accommodating to my schedule, as well as informative. He provided details of the various options such as different blade diameters, pile diameter and length for various purposes. Once we determined the appropriate piling to use he spent time explaining the option for the top mounts. He was knowledgeable on the Postech products.
He was careful in explaining the process for locating and setting the piles. He installed 11 piles in approximately two hours. I was able to start construction of the deck immediately.
He returned once to see how the piles and heads were working out. This resulted in a recommendation to use the different head for several piles; a great suggestion that made construction easier thus quicker. The second visit was to install another pile. Again it was a quick installation.
I completed the deck in two weeks. After a winter the deck remained level and true. The piles hadn’t moved or heaved due to frost cold or rain.
For me the cost of the piles was offset by the time saving from digging pouring and setting the post. The time savings were important because I did this in late fall and the weather was closing in. We had dramatic weather changes beginning the afternoon my job was complete.
I’m very satisfied with the Postech product, the installation and service Carmine provided.