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Helical Pile Foundations For Boardwalks

Overcome wet, loose soils and build your boardwalk on a foundation solution that gives you unparalleled stability and speed

How Helical Foundations Work For Boardwalks


The nature of boardwalks means they're often built on wet and loose soils in marshy areas. Tough ground conditions, flood events, and freeze/thaw cycles apply enormous force on boardwalk foundations which can lead to early failure or instability. Get the support you need to protect against sinking or shifting boardwalks by choosing a helical pile foundation.

  • Install Anywhere

    Dealing with muddy ground, wet marshes, and difficult access to the job site? Not a problem for helical piles, which are designed to be easily installed in the worst soil conditions.

  • Easy To Build On

    Helical piles are incredibly easy to build a boardwalk on, allowing you to finish your project faster than other technologies

  • Extremely Durable

    Thousands of people will ultimately trek across your boardwalk. Keep them safe with a foundation that won't budge during freezes, flooding, and violent storms

Why Choose Helical Piles for a Boardwalk in Winnipeg?

  • Easy Mobilization

    We don't need bulky machines and heavy equipment to install your helical pile foundation. In fact, a humble mini-excavator provides all the power we need to deliver an engineer-approved installation. Plus, our helical piles are easy to transport. That means lower mobilisation costs and zero headaches.

  • Resists Corrosion

    Sturdy steel construction and a galvanised coating on our helical piles protects them from corrosion and damage. This is particularly important for boardwalks, as wet soils can spell disaster for a foundation that's not prepared to handle them. In fact, our piles have a minimum lifespan of 50 years!

  • Approved By Engineers

    Worried you might not get approval for a boardwalk on helical piles? It's not a problem! Manitoba approves of helical piles and we have partnerships with experienced engineers who understand how to develop an efficient foundation design for your boardwalk.


Who Is Glawson Piling?

Our business was founded on a simple purpose: deliver outstanding engineered foundations to small and large projects in Winnipeg and across Manitoba.
That's why we provide detailed pile reports for every single foundation our team installs. Yes, including for boardwalks! You deserve a stress-free foundation experience, our team is ready to deliver it.

"Shante and her crew (Coleton and Wyatt) were awesome. Perfect results, very friendly, professional, and communicative. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone."

Jesse Perry | Winnipeg, MB

A 1-2-3 Process To Get Your Boardwalk Foundation


Foundation Design & Estimate

Everything starts by working with our team to determine the right foundation solution for your boardwalk. We'll explain every step of the process so you know exactly what you're getting and the honest cost.


Job Scheduling & Installation

Your time is valuable, which is why we show up on-time and ready to work on install day. After a walk-around to ensure everything is ready, we'll safely unload the equipment and get busy on your foundation!


On-Going Support & Quality Assurance

If you have questions about your new helical pile foundation, such as how to build on it, we're happy to help! You can always call our team after installation for answers and support, we'll be here for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Boardwalks in Winnipeg

Have questions about getting a helical pile foundation for your boardwalk project? You've come to the right place - and don't forget to contact our team if you can't find your answer below!

Why should I use helical piles for a boardwalk?

Environmental friendliness, quick and clean installation, immediate loading, large load capacities, and efficiency, are some reasons to use helical pile foundations for boardwalks. High performance in wet, loose, shifting soils makes them an ideal solution for long-term stability.

Can you install helical piles in marshy or sandy areas?

Absolutely! Helical piles were invented to overcome the challenges of supporting structures in these types of soil. They've been used for nearly two hundred years in marshy or sandy soils. Our experienced crews know how to operate in these areas with minimal disturbance.

Is a helical pile cheaper than concrete?

The initial cost of helical piles may be higher than concrete, but there's more to consider when calculating cost-efficiency. Don't forget about the speed, safety, versatility, durability, performance, and no-mess, that helical piles offer. Overall, we believe it's a more economical option.

How do helical piles manage harsh weather?

Completely fine! Our helical piles are available with a galvanized coating, making them resistant to the harsh weather and climate we face in Manitoba. They're more than capable of withstanding freeze-thaw cycles, floods, droughts, and even fire (within reason, of course).

Are helical piles really more eco-friendly?

Yes! A big advantage of helical piles is that their installation causes no soil displacement or disturbance to the area. Ideal for use in areas where environmental preservation is key. Additionally, they can be removed without a trace and complete recycled or even reused after inspection.

How much does a helical pile foundation cost?

The cost of your helical pile foundation ultimately depends on a range of factors including soil conditions, size of project, location, difficulty, and so on. To get an accurate quote for your helical foundation, simply get in touch with our team!

Get In Touch With The Glawson Piling Team

Our friendly foundation professionals are always happy to answer your questions, provide a quote, or offer advice on your foundation needs. Whether you prefer phone, email, or social media, here's how to connect with us...


285 Gunn Rd Sunnyside, MB R5R 0C7


Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4 PM


(204) 201-1565moc.gnilipnoswalg%40selas

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Areas Glawson Piling Serves With Helical Pile Foundations

Anola, Arnes, Beausejour, Dugald, East St. Paul, Elm Creek, Erickson, Falcon West, Garson, Gimli, Grand Marais, Grande Pointe, Grunthal, Headingley, Hillside, Isle De Chenes, Kenora, La Broquerie, La Salle, Landmark, Lockpost, Lorette, Lowefarm, MacDonald, Manigotogan, Mitchell, Morden, Narol, Neepawa, Niverville, Oakbank, Otterburne, Petersfield, Pineridge, Portage la Prairie, Riding Mountain, Riverton, Riverton, Selkirk, St. Andrews, St. Pierre, Ste Rose du Lac, Ste. Agathe, Ste. Anne, Steinbach, Tyndall, Winkler, Winnipeg, Woodlands