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Screw piles

Screw piles provide a durable foundation method for all kinds of construction. They offer a cost-effective solution without excavation and insulation work, and installation is fast, whether done mechanically or by rotating into place by hand.
Ruuvipaalu - perustusmenetelmä kaikkeen rakentamiseenThe screw pile is the best foundation method on the market for a number of reasons. The screw pile can be installed very quickly and its carrying capacity is excellent. Installation can be performed manually using e.g. a crowbar, or mechanically with a hydraulic rotating motor. The method saves time, but also effort and money. There are innumerable applications, from small garden buildings to family houses, as well as municipal engineering, industrial construction projects, and even underwater foundations. 
When large-scale construction is performed on screw pile foundations, no earthmoving is required, and frost insulation can be avoided by rotating the screw pile helix below the frost line. There is no need to worry about casting and curing times when using screw pile foundations. Installation does not cause vibration or noise pollution, the site stays clean, and the foundations are quickly prepared.

Consider some uses for screw piles:

When using screw pile foundations, the total costs are usually lower than for other foundation methods. Screw piles are also suitable for reuse; the foundation can be unscrewed and used again.

Paalupiste supplies two different types of screw pile, for hand and machine installation. The screw pile is a tested foundation method that has been in use since the 1830s. Screw piles are available in different sizes according to the requirements of the construction work. Screw piles are sold by Paalupiste and all well-equipped hardware stores. Inquire about screw pile installation service from authorized dealers or from Paalupiste.


Savings brought by screw piles:

  • fast installation saves on labour and equipment costs 
  • you can perform the installation yourself using e.g. a crowbar 
  • no large-scale earthworks, frost insulation, drainage, or casting and mould work 
  • inexpensive to transport and store 
  • The carrying capacity provided by the helix saves on pile length 
  • almost invariably requires only one site visit 
  • light installation equipment
  • the environment stays clean and undamaged  


Advantages of screw piles

A long-lasting foundation method

Hot-dip galvanized screw piles are highly resistant to corrosion.


Fast installation, no large-scale earthmoving, no frost insulation, no drainage, no casting, possibility of manual installation using e.g. a crowbar, affordable transport and storage. 

Countless applications

New buildings and extensions, summer cottages, warehouses, carports, terraces, fences, piers, lighting poles, traffic signs, pipelines, agricultural and industrial buildings, etc.

Easy to build

Different types of fasteners allow for easy connection of screw piles to other structures.

Effortless and fast installation

Screw pile installation takes only a few minutes. 

Environmentally friendly

The hand-installation option and light installation equipment protect yards and plants.

Excellent compression and tension loads

Allows for construction on weak soils.

Immediately ready for use

No curing time; can be installed in all weather conditions and used for underwater foundations.

Installation can be carried out in confined spaces

Screw piles can be installed in interiors and beside walls, and are suitable for less accessible sites.

No soil disturbance

Light installation equipment avoids disturbance to the soil.

Noiseless and vibration-free installation

Can be used in places where noise and vibration may disrupt the environment. Can be installed at any time of the day.


Screw piles can be unscrewed and re-used. Very suitable for temporary structures.