Soil Screw Retention Walls

In the realm of ground reinforcement and structural stability, the advent of soil screw retention walls has marked a significant turning point. Midwest Helical Solutions, a leader in distributing cutting-edge ground reinforcement products, takes pride in offering these advanced solutions to businesses seeking efficient, reliable, and cost-effective methods for soil reinforcement.

How Soil Screw Retention Walls Work

Helical soil screws, a key component of these retention walls, consist of a steel shaft adorned with welded steel bearing plates or helices. These helices, usually 6″ or 8″ in diameter, are spaced strategically to ensure effective load distribution without interfering with adjacent helices. The interaction between the screw and the soil, primarily through friction, is what facilitates the load-bearing capability of these structures.

Why Choose Soil Screws Over Traditional Tiebacks

Soil screw walls differ significantly from tieback walls. While tieback walls rely on tensioned high-strength anchors and require a stiffer structural facing, soil screw walls operate on the principle of creating a coherent gravity mass through passive soil reinforcements. Soil screws are typically placed closer together and have a lower load requirement than tiebacks, offering a more flexible, and often more cost-effective solution.

Why Choose Soil Screw Retention Walls

In an industry where time is as valuable as structural integrity, soil screw retention walls stand out as a game-changing solution. These innovative structures offer rapid installation, immediate reinforcement, minimal equipment requirements, and direct load capacity assessment. Learn more about the benefits of choosing this method for your project.

Rapid Installation: One of the standout features of soil screw retention walls is their quick installation process. Capable of being drilled into the ground in mere minutes, these walls offer a time-efficient solution, crucial for fast-paced construction projects.

Immediate Reinforcement: Unlike traditional methods that often require a waiting period for materials like grout to set, soil screw walls provide instant reinforcement upon installation. This immediate stabilization is a game-changer in urgent or time-sensitive construction scenarios.

Minimal Equipment Requirement: The installation of soil screws does not necessitate heavy or specialized machinery. A variety of drill motors with adequate torque output can be employed, making them suitable for backhoes, skid steers, or even handheld units. This flexibility significantly reduces operational costs and enhances accessibility, especially in constrained spaces.

Direct Load Capacity Assessment: The unique design of soil screws allow for the direct determination of their capacity based on the torque required during installation. This immediate feedback ensures that design criteria are met efficiently, eliminating the need for extensive and costly load tests.

Contact Us To Get Started Installing Soil Screw Retention Walls

Soil screw retention walls by Midwest Helical Solutions epitomize efficiency and reliability, making them a top choice for modern engineering challenges. Contact us today to learn how you can offer these solutions on your job sites.