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Has anyone here used a Techno post to take place of a concrete footing and lally column to support a floor beam in the basement of a home?
 

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I use helical piles all the time for decks, though not the Techno post brand. I use Postech.

I don't see why you couldn't do it, but I know my installer gets everything engineered. Covers his rear and mine.

The bigger question for me would be how you get the installation equipment down there. My guy uses a mini-ex for the torque head. I know Technopost has a small rig, but I thought it was about 30" wide.
 

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I use helical piles all the time for decks, though not the Techno post brand. I use Postech.

I don't see why you couldn't do it, but I know my installer gets everything engineered. Covers his rear and mine.

The bigger question for me would be how you get the installation equipment down there. My guy uses a mini-ex for the torque head. I know Technopost has a small rig, but I thought it was about 30" wide.
Historical restoration project that I am kicking around some ideas for as an alternative to 19 concrete footings and lally columns. Home has a basement access "tunnel" that is 40" wide and 48" tall, so the machine should be able to get in there.
 

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Sounds interesting. Take pictures! I always love showing people more pictures of helical piles in use.

I love helical piles. Quick install, torque spec which directly correlates to loading. Makes designing a project simpler, and dealing with poor soil conditions easier. Also speeds up inspections in this neck of the woods.
 

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Yes. Basements, crawlspaces, elevator pits. Its all been done.

If the entire machine doesnt fit we can take the drive head off and attach it to a stand that is redheaded to the slab or wall.

Couldn't find a good picture right now, but this will give you an idea.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.416643378436344.1073741827.320638574703492&type=3

http://www.technometalpost.com/en/projects/foundation_repair-photos/


You have some of the most experienced US dealers in your area.
http://www.technometalpost.com/en/dealers/usa-2/
 

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Awesome, Dan. Thanks. This is exactly what I was looking for.

Do you know how the lally columns are attached to the techno posts in this picture? Welded, fasteners, weight?

I've worked with Michel on some decks and additions, but this one may be outside of his service area. That picture was exactly what I was looking to see as the job requires something very similar.
 

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Awesome, Dan. Thanks. This is exactly what I was looking for.

Do you know how the lally columns are attached to the techno posts in this picture? Welded, fasteners, weight?
It looks like they were welded. Almost everything we do is welded.

We can also run our post right up the beam and attach directly to it with either flat or u brackets depending on the requirements.
 

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Dan,

What do you do about the carbon monoxide? Once I saw a conveyor in a basement and the guy shoveling ended up getting carbon monoxide poisoning.
 

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What do you do about the carbon monoxide? Once I saw a conveyor in a basement and the guy shoveling ended up getting carbon monoxide poisoning.
Usually a lot of cross ventilation and fresh air.


We also have ways of running the exhaust to open air, or keeping the machine outside and just bringing in the drive head with a separate bracket for installation.
 

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Eric

I am also a 'TMP Guy' and used our product for just what you are asking when building my own house.

I wanted to have as few posts in my basement as possible so I had to make sure the soil would support it. The clay soil we uncovered left a lot to be desired. I used 3 posts, P3 model, with a 16" helix. I had to go down about 10' for each post but now I'm certain that the proper support is in place.

We did a job this past week where the contractor was removing a 1st floor bearing wall and installing a beam. We couldn't get in the basement, but we could get in the 1st floor. We cut a 10" hole in the subfloor and installed from above. Took 3 hours from when we pulled in the drive until we left, including cutting the concrete floor and patching it back when we were done.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=470332416400773&set=pcb.470333626400652&type=1&theater
 
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