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Helical Piles for Solar Panel Foundations

Solar Panel Foundations

B.R.A.G. Contracting Has been installing Mascore Helical Piles for a few years now. Their use for decks and even building foundations has been well established as a better option than concrete. As their popularity grows in Ontario more are seeing the benefit of using helical piles for other unique construction projects. For example, solar farms are using them for solar panel foundations because of their outstanding qualities.

Less Environmental Impact

Helical piles can be used where ground conditions are less than ideal. Their uncommon ability to be moved or re-used makes moving panel locations easy. The ability to remove them also fits with the solar panel green initiative. They are sustainable, recyclable, and have less environmental impact. Helical Anchors are ideal for solar power foundations because of their compression and tension strength, which also gives them durability under load. Like concrete, they are not susceptible to corrosion.

Benefits of Helical Piles

The installation process for Helical Piles uses less equipment, therefore creating less noise pollution. They can also be installed faster (than alternatives), and solar panels can immediately be installed as there is no waiting around for the base to dry or set. They can be installed in any weather including winter conditions. Each pile is tested for specific load requirements and engineered for custom demands. After they’re in place no grading or backfilling is needed. Because most solar farm sites are not perfectly level, helical piles work great as they can be installed on uneven ground.

B.R.A.G. Contracting Does Helical Piles

If you are installing a few solar panels, or a solar farm with hundreds of panels, B.R.A.G. Contracting is your best choice for setting helical piles. Their organized approach has made them both competitive and cost efficient which offers their clients the best value per pile.