What is the difference between Makon Projects and Makon Foundation Systems?
Makon Projects focuses on construction projects from conception to completion, acting as either a construction manager or general contractor for residential or commercial projects. Types of projects include residential renovations, custom homes, multi-family housing developments, new builds, tenant improvements, and rollout programs. Makon Foundation Systems provides design-build deep foundation solutions and specializes in helical piles.
What are deep foundation systems?
A deep foundation system is a type of foundation that transfers a structure’s load further down into the earth than a typical foundation would. This allows the weight of the structure to be transferred into the firmer layers that are deeper underground.
What are helical pilings used for?
Helical piles can be used to strengthen new, old, damaged or weakened foundation systems. They can also be used to stabilize existing foundations to prepare them for heavier loads.
How are helical pilings installed?
Rather than being driven or vibrated into the ground, helical piles are screwed into the soil. They are installed by rotating their shaft into the ground, advancing the helical plate down into the soil, while leaving the displaced soil around the pile.
What are the environmental benefits of using helical pilings?
Helical piles provide an environmentally conscious alternative to other types of foundations. They require fewer resources to manufacture, transport and install. Unlike other foundation systems, helical piles are recyclable.
Do you perform load tests?
Yes, we perform load test. Contact us to learn more.
When is a deep foundation required?
Deep foundations are used when a proposed structure is unable to be supported on a typical foundation. A helical pile is one type of deep foundation system that is cost-effective and an eco-friendly alternative to installing imported structural fill.
Who provides the helical pile design?
Our in-house engineers will design customized helical piles tailored for your specific project.
What are the benefits of helical pilings vs. standard foundation techniques?
Helical piles are faster and easier to install. They are also more cost-effective and standard foundation techniques. Additionally, they create minimal soil disturbance which makes them ideal for environmentally sensitive areas.
What other types of foundation do you install?
Yes, we offer a variety of deep foundation solutions including concrete. Contact us to learn more.