Gary Taylor is the guy that heads up the Accuracy Vital Ground Anchors, a local Manitoba business that specializes in providing support for all types of building projects.
We sell and install City-certified and CCMC steel screw piles, a patented product manufactured in Manitoba that provides a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional concrete piles.
As a former renovator, Gary became sold on the merits of Screw Piles after using them on major projects like house additions and decks. In the year 2000 , he decided to bring the products and the company’s installation service to the Winnipeg marketplace.
The Screw piles are 8 feet lengths, and are available in models that provide greater support depending on the building project including decks, additions, front porches, mobile homes, and greenhouses. Best of all, the cost of Screw Piles is remarkably 1/3 less than the cost of concrete piles!
There are two different types of screw piles to suit various building requirements. We start at the economical 4,000 lbs pile and up to 32,000 lbs pile for heavier projects. There is a Screw Pile that can handle any job.
Screw Piles have been City-certified and engineer-stamped adds Gary which means they have been approved by the City of Winnipeg building permit requirements to pass inspection. Also CCMC piles for projects that require higher certification.
Gary emphasizes how eco-friendly Screw Piles are. “We corkscrew them into the ground, so there is no earth removed in the process and no mess.”
Homeowners can also rest assured that minimal damage will be done to tree roots in their yards that can often result from the use of heavy equipment like backhoes. If it's not practical to enter the jobsite with a mini excavator then we use hand-held equipment when we enter the backyard and carry it back out once we’re finished with the installation.
“Once the Screw Piles are installed, they don’t heave, because there’s nothing for the frost to get a hold of. We’ve installed many screw piles over the years, and haven’t had one report or call back with a problem,” says Gary. “The Screw Piles go below the frost line and can even be installed during the winter if need be."