We typically think of spring and summer as peak season for outdoor space improvements. Many of our clients can sometimes feel inspired to move forward with projects given the brutal conditions we face in the Midwest. But progressing with your new decking during fall, and even the dead of winter, might be even more appealing in fact. Imagine that first blue sky in spring, when temps are just moderate enough to emerge from the cocoon of your winter coat, to find your crisp new backyard awaiting you.
A common misconception might be that work stops for us once snow falls, and at DekTex, this could not be further from the truth. The all-weather and most efficient solution to deck installation leads us to Helical Piles, which is a helix-shaped plate that attaches to a central steel shaft. This is screwed into the ground, upon which your structure is then built, and it is the best means to resist uplift and compression loads. Essentially, the integrity of your new decking will be secure despite the shifting of earth around it with the coming and going of seasons, and the elements that coincide.
Helical Piles are a great year round method for many more reasons than their impressively brute capability. This construction technique allows for a heavier load capacity, for larger structures, more vast deck space, and bigger parties to assemble atop them. Although the equipment can appear quite imposing, it actually can squeeze right into tight spaces, accommodating challenging deck shapes and more commonly inaccessible little pockets. Helical piles can be removed and reused with ease (and the right equipment), creates no mess at the job site, and installation is quiet and vibration-free. For the property owner and the DekTex specialist, Helical Piles are the preferred solution for an efficient and structurally dynamic deck.
Other applications for Helical Piles include:
- Gazebos and Pergolas
- House Foundations and Additions
- Foundation Repair and Underpinning
- Solar Panels
- Retaining Walls
So whatever space you are looking to create, now is as great a time as any to begin. Frozen terrain doesn’t inhibit our operations; we simply dress a bit warmer to make your dream a reality.