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03/18/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

What are screw piles & screw piling?

Screw piles & screw piling – a quick primer.

What is a screw piling?  A screw piling is a steel pipe with one or several “Helix/s” attached to it.  These piles are then twisted into the ground using a specialized high torque drive head on a machine to stabilize and install them into the ground.  Screw Piles can come in various sizes depending on Engineering parameters and site requirements.  There are many applications for screw piles from home decks, underpinning, foundation support or industrial uses.  Depending on requirements screw piles can be installed in one length or several bolted together. At Abarent, we focus primarily on commercial and industrial applications of screw piling and screw piles. Read on for just a few examples of screw piles and their advantages.

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11/30/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Foundation Replacement breathes life into old house

Aquarian Renovations Ltd retained Abarent Construction Ltd to replace the foundation under a stately old historic house in Glenora.  The existing foundation had failed.  The owner wanted to add an addition on to the house and completely renovate the remainder of the house, but was wise enough to start with the foundation.  Abarent raised the house on steel beams and proceed to demolish the existing foundation and excavated for installation of a new basement.  Abarent has been specializing in this type of project for well over two decades and has many difficult projects such as this one to be proud of.  After the basement was successfully replaced with a new concrete 9 foot high basement, Aquarian took over and worked their magic on the balance of the renovation.  Another project well done.  Call Abarent Construction Ltd when considering your options on your old basement.  Replacement is not always necessary, but the pros at Abarent would be happy to tell you what options are available to you.

Read article by Aquarian Renovations Ltd:

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11/30/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Floor Lowering Project adds new Usable space to old historic house

Abarent Construction Ltd. teamed up with Aquarian Renovations Ltd. to create a new space in an old historic houses’s basement.  Prior to Abarent’s involvement the 1800 sq. foot basement had less than 6 feet of head room.  The new owner of this property wanted to be able to develop the space and make it a functional, usable extension of their home.  Abarent set about designing an Engineered Interior PWF Wall System that enabled them to effectively lower the basement floor.  When this basement floor lowering project was complete there was 7’10” of head room and a new concrete floor.  All Engineering Inspections complete, Abarent turned the project over to Aquarian Renovations Ltd who developed the basement space and renovated the remainder of the house.  What transpired created a beautiful home that the current owners enjoy with their growing family.

 

Read the article by Aquarian Renovation Ltd in the Renovation Magazine (Click for PDF):

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