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“In tight-access areas where
parameters need to be
accommodated – whether
proximity to adjacent buildings,
overhang concerns or vibration –
helical piles really excel.”
– Brian Huber, EBS Geostructural Inc.
“Being able to stay back, still monitor the torque values
and see the numbers clearly, that’s a big deal,” he said.
Installers need to maintain their certification to work
with and even obtain Chance piles. To be certified they must
complete six hours of online training and pass tests on their
understanding of all aspects of foundation installation and
repair, including anchoring and pier systems, soil quality,
classification and mechanics and construction equipment,
as well as helical pile installation. Huber himself, as well as
EBS’s foremen, lead hands and many of the company’s fulltime
labourers have completed this rigorous certification
process, which needs to be renewed every two years.
EBS, which has about 40 employees and from five to
nine crews “putting one or two truckloads of material in
the ground all over the province every week,” said Huber,
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