Winter Helical Pier Installations With Techno Metal Post Alaska

Despite the cold weather and thin snow pack we are still installing helical piers during winter. Currently the frost depth is about 5″ around Homer and closer to 12″ in Anchorage. Until the frost gets below 24″ we can easily thaw the ground in just a matter of minutes, enabling us to install posts year round.

Preparing the ground for thawing

After we drill a small hole in the ground we use our proprietary heater to thaw the ground. Our heater is about 3000 watts and gets to about 900 degrees.

A few minutes with the heater and we are able to install the posts in frozen ground.

A few minutes with the heater and we are able to install the posts in the newly thawed ground.

Once the ground is thawed we can install our helical piers for any structure. Below are a few shots of a deck foundation we completed for a local contractor in Homer just the other day.

We're starting the installation  of the extensions for this deck.

We’re starting the installation of the extensions for this deck.

Installation was a little tricky in these tight spaces.

Installation was a little tricky in these tight spaces.

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