Ground screws
foundation for lighthouses

Design and installation of pile foundations
in Kyiv, Kharkov, Dnipro, Odessa, Nikolaev,
Lvov, Zaporozhye and other cities of Ukraine.


The lighthouse remained the main reference point for seamen for many centuries and despite the development of technology, the lighthouse still plays an important role in navigation. Screw piles for lighthouses began its usage in England since the mid-19th century. Some lighthouses on screw piles built at that time still operate today. This proves their durability and strength.

Ground screws are often used in the construction of lighthouses. Lighthouses are usually built in water or on water-saturated soils, which are very unstable and generally it is not friendly for buildings.

In this case the ground screws for lighthouses are the best and reasonable solution. It is excellent for difficult types of soil and have good strength and stability: the blades of the ground screws are firmly fixed in the soil and evenly distribute the load. The lighthouse on the screw piles withstand strong wind and other severe weather conditions.

Ground screws for lighthouses are covered with zinc, which makes it non sensitive to corrosion and salt water. The service life of ground screws is more than 100 years under condition of proper installation and compliance with the production technology.

PILLAR designs foundations for lighthouses, prepares the foundation drawings and calculates the foundation for the lighthouses. Drawing design of a foundation is also included in our services.


Time saving

Ground screw foundation for hydraulic works can save up to 93% of time compared to the traditional foundation.

Convenience and simplicity

The minimum amount of additional building materials and equipment. Convenience of delivery to the construction site. Minimum risk of violation the technology.

All seasons

The foundation on ground screws can be installed regardless of the season and weather conditions. At the same time, in winter it is even easier to build this foundation, since the piles can be mounted from the ice without installing pontoons.

Not damaged by water

Galvanized piles are usually not corroded which enables its use in water-saturated soils and even in reservoirs.

No garbage at the construction site

Installation of the ground screw foundation is carried out using a mode, in which there remains a minimum of construction waste at the end of the work.

No noise and no vibration

Such feature of installation of ground screws allows to use them even in difficult situations when installation of the concrete foundation is impossible.


Geological survey and construction project

In order to get optimal solution for the construction of the foundation the customer must provide a geological survey of the site and provide a construction project. Considering these data experts make conclusions about the properties of the soil and the loads of the future construction.

Foundation adaptation

Based on the data obtained our engineers prepare a calculation of the required number of screws and the distance between them, as well as the depth of it’s immersion. Depending on the collected loads for the foundation of the house, the optimal diameter and required length for ground screws are selected.


Screw foundations for low-rise buildings are installed in a short time. Depending on the complexity of the object, there are three options for screwing in: manual, electromechanical and hydraulic. After the ground screws have been installed at the required in design depth, the headstrap is strapped.

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