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Techno Metal Post (TMP) Alaska Owner Attributes Much of His Project Successes to the Versatility of the R2D Installation Machine
Techno Metal Post Alaska
5092 Meadow Dr., Suite A
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907) 299-3334
A deck expansion along a steep hill. Due to our 5’ frost depth, our helical piles work very well for decks and our R2-D machine can get them installed along some very steep slopes with a little effort.
Our R2D machine is perched on the side of a hill overlooking a lake. The fill material made the use of helical piles a necessity and we were able to install the piles with very tight access
We are installing “tie-back anchors to hold a retaining wall to support the front of this house. The R2-D machine was able to maneuver to each location on this cramped job site.
Installing deck pile over the edge of a 35% slope overlooking Homer AK. This is a large deck addition that extends out over the edge of the bluff over looking the ocean.
Porch re-support. We can often get our machine onto decks and into house to replace foundations. The ability to bring our light weight machine onto a deck and install the pile through the deck boards keeps the foundation under the existing structure; avoiding unsightly repairs with the foundation supports needing to be outside the structure’s footprint.
About Techno Metal Post Alaska
Techno Metal Post Alaska (TMP AK) is a Homer and Anchorage, Alaska-based helical pile installation business. According to company owner, Dave Northup, TMP AK is Alaska’s largest installer of helical piles and has completed all types of projects in all types of conditions from Southeast Alaska to the Bering Sea.
Northup says much of the company’s success is due to the versatile products and equipment that gives his crews the ability to complete just about any project in any environment. Weighing 1600 lbs, the specialized R2D pile installation machine is capable of installing helical piles to support up to 25,000 lbs.
Repairing a walkway along the famous Kenai River. TMP’s lightweight R2D machine was able to drive along the existing deck (with some re-enforcement). We replaced 8 foundation piles along this walk way, by doing one at a time.
Repairing a bridge foundation. The slope below was about 65% and at the highest point the ‘bridge’ is. I do not think the foundations could have been replaced any other way with out a major crane etc.
Driving through a gate - the compactness of the R2 means that we can install piles in residential settings with out tearing up the yard or having to remove gates and fences.