GROUND SCREW FOUNDATION FOR LIGHTHOUSES
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.
Our company offers design and installation services of ground screw foundations for lighthouses in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Lviv, Zaporizhzhia and other cities of Ukraine.