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Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems 
 
Certified by Alberta Municipal Affairs and a member of both the Alberta & Saskatchewan Onsite Wastewater Management Association, we design, plan & install onsite wastewater treatment systems for new construction. The design of the most efficient and cost-effective onsite wastewater treatment system is fundamental to ensure performance, longevity, and protection of the environment. The design of the wastewater system for your property requires site visits, soil testing, assessment of building occupancy and use, and the creation of a site plan. 
 
To summarize what you can likely expect from a designer/installer:
  1. Make a site drawing of your property and evaluate the area available for a wastewater system. He/she will attempt to create a design that preserves the landscaping and natural elements of your property.

  2. In the site drawing, the installer/planner/designer will show the location of other utilities including your well and the location of any public water adjacent to your property.

  3. The installer/planner/designer will evaluate the soil conditions of your property to determine its ability to accept wastewater. Under local, provincial or national regulations, the installer/planner/designer has a choice of determining the soil texture using lab tests. In some jurisdictions either a percolation test or a permeameter test may be performed at the treatment site to establish the loading rate. The quality of the domestic water supply will also be considered since sodium, iron and other components of well water are a factor in system design.

  4. The installer/planner/designer will ask you to supply information on the size and use of the structure in existence or to be built. In the case of a residence, the number of bedrooms and the expected occupancy will be a factor in design. If the home has jetted tubs, large appliances and/ or will be used for a home-based business, the capacity to accept the additional wastewater will be designed into the system.

  5. The designer will establish a peak daily flow rate expressed in gallons or litres per day the system must be able to handle. The flow rate must meet or exceed the minimum standard specified by the provincial regulatory framework.
 
After completing these steps, the installer/planner/designer will recommend one or more systems suitable for your property based on the flow rate, the land area available, the soil conditions and the presence of adjacent public water.
 
The installer or designer must submit a system design that meets or exceeds the requirements of the provincial regulations in order to obtain a permit from the permitting authority prior to construction. In most jurisdictions an inspection of the system is required prior to completion. 
 
For more information please contact us directly by phone or email, or click on the button below to be directed to the AOWMA .
Engineered Helical Screw Piles
 
Screw-piles and helical anchors can be installed in a wide range of subsurface conditions, from very soft to very stiff clays, from loose to very dense sands. Design loads have a very wide range depending on the needs of the project.
 
Screw-piles and helical anchors are unique among most other types of foundations or anchoring systems in that they can be loaded immediately after installation. There is no need to wait for concrete or grout to harden, or in the case of driven piles, no need to wait for excess pore water pressures to dissipate.
 
An additional advantage is the low noise level associated with installation. Installation produces minimal vibrations which can be important on some projects that are sensitive to construction vibrations. Since screw-piles and helical anchors have a small work footprint they also produce minimal disruption to adjacent structures.
 
One of the most important features of screw-piles and helical anchors is the verification of load capacity during installation. This is possible by using a direct in-line torque measuring device that measures the installation torque as the pile/anchor advances into the ground. Many studies have shown that there is a relationship between installation torque and load capacity, which means that engineers can verify capacity immediately.
 
We currently supply & install 2-7/8", 3-1/2" & 4-1/2"  helical piles for small- to medium-sized construction requirements ranging from deck piles to mobile home foundations to piles for footings and gradebeams for garages, small to medium sized shops and cabins at the lake. 
 
Call us for a free estimate on your next project.  No matter how big or small, we are here to help you find the right foundation solutions.