Helical Pile Foundations For Foot Bridges

Whether you're building a wood, concrete, metal, or composite bridge, helical piles are your stable and efficient foundation solution

How Helical Foundations Work For Footbridges

No matter if you're building a public or private foot bridge, your choice of foundation is key to its safety and durability. No doubt you've seen, or have even experienced, a foot bridge that's lost its stability because of a failing foundation. Helical piles are a foot bridge foundation solution that unlocks incredible efficiency, ease-of-use, and long-term strength.

  • Overcomes Poor Soils

    Bridges are often built on ground that is saturated, either constantly or occasionally, by moisture. A helical foundation overpowers poor soils and provides unparalleled load capacities.

  • Long Lifespans

    Our tough helical piles have a minimum design life of 50 years once installed. That means long-term support and protection for your bridge.

  • Easy To Use

    Quick installation and adjustable pile adapters makes it simple and efficient to transition from your foot bridge to the firm helical piles in the ground.


Why Helical Pile Foundations for Foot Bridges in Winnipeg?

  • Ideal For Sensitive Environments

    If you're installing a foot bridge in a sensitive area, which many are, you need to consider your impact on the environment. Some foundations create significant disruption to the ground and carbon emissions. Helical piles do not disturb the soil, can be removed without a trace, emit fewer CO2 emissions, and are even 100% recyclable.

  • Versatile & Adaptable

    Whatever the design of your foot bridge and wherever it needs to go, our compact machines and precise crews can install a helical foundation for it. Not only that, but we use protective ground mats where applicable to protect landscaping and truly leave no mess behind.

  • Immovable Support

    Foot bridges of all sizes can be prone to damage over time due to shifting soils, heavy traffic, and harsh weather. Because of the unique design of a helical pile and the way in which it resists structural loads, it's much more effective at preventing any foundation movement over the life of the bridge.


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 foot bridges! 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 Foot Bridge Foundation


Foundation Design & Estimate

Everything starts by working with our team to determine the right foundation solution for your foot bridge. 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 Foot Bridge Foundations in Winnipeg

Have questions about securing solid support for your foot bridge in Winnipeg or throughout Manitoba? 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 foot bridge?

Quick and clean installation, immediate loading, large load capacities, and efficiency, are just a few reasons people use helical pile foundations for foot bridges. Compared to other solutions, a helical foundation is more effective overall support for your bridge.

How long will it take to install my foundation?

In the majority of foot bridge foundation projects our friendly crews are able to complete the entire installation in a single day or less. Your piles are ready to use immediately. Of course, timelines will be influenced by the size, location, and complexity of the foundation.

Is a helical pile cheaper than other solutions?

It depends! The initial cost of helical piles may be higher, but there's much 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, helical piles are 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