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GoliathTech Incorporated (GoliathTech) with headquarters in Magog, Quebec, Canada has been promoting the benefits of using helical piles for many years now, but we are compelled to reinforce how these benefits can contribute to the success of your project.

  • No concrete required which means construction can start immediately after installation
  • No excavation, so landscaping will not be destroyed
  • No damage to existing structures
  • Fast installation and no soil spoils
  • When used for underpinning – settled structures can be returned to level
  • Ideal for restricted areas

GoliathTech helical piles are an excellent choice for your projects, and our piles are in compliance with every building code.  In the event of non-compliance, your project may be considered unsafe or illegal by your municipality, which could result in demolition. When it’s time to sell your property, this is considered to be a DEFECT.  Make sure that with every helical pile project you get a certificate of conformity stating specifically that the helical piles meet the requirements of the structure they are supporting.

In May 2018, the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) revised the requirements of the national building code of Canada.  Pursuant to the revisions, a CCMC bulletin was released on November 30th, 2018 to help clarify the important requirements including having an engineer stamp for the specific project, calculating all applicable loads such as uplift, bearing and lateral forces or any combination of those loads. CCMC also mentions that every helical pile installer must be a certified installer. It also states that the steel must meet the standards CSA G40.20/G40.21 or ASTM A 500.  CCMC emphasizes that helical piles and all accessories must be hot-dipped galvanized meeting the requirements of CAN/CSA-G164 or ASTM A123/A123M unless a report of a certified engineer states that the conditions of the soils at the project site are not corrosive.  Installed helical piles with sections standing above grade or those installed in back-filled soils are deemed to be in a corrosive environment and must be hot-dipped galvanized.

Click here to read the CCMC bulletin

Make sure to obtain a certificate that attests to the compliance of your project, as well as your helical screw piles’ allowable loads. A stamped technical specification sheet is not considered to be a certificate specifically for that job, and therefore does not ensure compliance. Make sure to get an engineer stamp specifically for the address of the project.

ARE YOU UNSURE ABOUT YOUR PROJECT’S COMPLIANCE? Contact our compliance squad for a no-obligation consultation.

Click here to read about GoliathTech’s compliance



About GoliathTech:

“GoliathTech is a multinational manufacturer of helical piles. For more than 10 years, we have combined strength with know-how to offer you the best piling solution to support your project. Manufacturer and installer of helical screw piles, GoliathTech never stops innovating so that you may benefit from unequalled quality products and services. Our network of hundreds of certified installers does more than merely carry out simple tasks. They put their vast experience to work to guarantee optimal anchoring of each pile.”

GoliathTech Reinforces the Need for Compliance with the Revised Requirements Dictated by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)

By Gabriela Rivas

June, 2019

For additional information:

GoliathTech Incorporated

175B, rue Péladeau

Magog, Québec (Canada) J1X 5G9

Toll Free: 1.855.743.4777