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June 26, 2020

Supporting Your Alternative Housing Choices and the World Around Us

Techno Metal Post is very aware the 21st Century can be characterized by a shift towards less traditional choices, ways, and products.  Be it in the way we buy and source food, our mode of transportation, rethinking our energy sources, or shopping online.  Just as people are making informed decisions about how they consume or spend their time, they are also making informed choices about housing.  The reasons are as varied as the individuals are: environmental, space availability, up-keep, down-sizing, expensive cost of real estate, aging population, multi-generational families, etc.  A wide variety of alternative housing, reflect these values in growing numbers.  Whatever the reason, whatever the space, Techno Metal Post is answering those trends, meeting those needs, and reflecting those values.

Whatever housing you choose, it is only as strong and durable as the foundation it is built on.  Techno Metal Post is the ideal foundation alternative for any dwelling.  With Techno Metal Post helical piles, your home (regardless of style or size) can be solid, strong, and secure...and will stand the test of time.

Techno Metal Post helical piles can be quickly and effortlessly installed, thanks to our specialized machinery, trained professionals and certified installers.  With our foundation pile system, usually there is NO need for excavation NOR concrete.  The cost of time and labour are significantly reduced as there is no digging, no dirt hauling, or need to protect dug-out holes from rain.  Other points to consider are: No waiting on an inspector, no mixing/pouring of concrete, and no cure time.  The beauty of a Techno Metal Post foundation comes down to this-the piles are installed in only a few days, which allows you to start securely building your infrastructure.


Alternative Housing Options and Techno Metal Post

The most common and traditional way of building homes is “Site-built” (or “Stick-built”).  These dwellings are completely constructed on-site, on permanent foundations, using Techno Metal Post helical piles.  Certified and proven to be durable, our piles are designed, engineered, and tested to the highest standards, ensuring they can withstand the relevant loads and conditions present.

Many people are now looking towards alternatives to the traditional Site-built home.  A growing market is in alternative housing, namely by using “Off site” building systems.


Modular Home

Increasing in popularity is the “Modular Home”.  Built indoors in a controlled factory setting, it is usually transported to a final location, where it's assembled on-site upon a permanent foundation.  With Techno Metal Post helical piles, the foundation is effortlessly installed, and you can be guaranteed a strong, stable, and durable structure for years, even on the most challenging terrains.  The piles are usually installed within a few days (sometimes in less than one day) so you can begin assembling your home immediately.  We also make sure the installation complies with municipal regulations and adheres to strict quality standards.


Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Another popular alternative dwelling space, especially on the west coast of North America, is the “Accessory Dwelling Unit” (ADU).  Built on a foundation, an ADU is a secondary housing unit on a single-family residential lot.  ADU’s can be attached or adjacent to the primary house; are significantly smaller than the primary house; and must be of the same architectural style as the primary house.  We can install piles close to existing structures, pools, gardens, and decks, without disruption to the property or landscape.  Hard to reach areas on your lot are easily accessible, thanks to our compact installation machinery.


Tiny House

A growing trend is the well admired “Tiny House”.  In many circles, Tiny House typically refers to a small home or trailer with wheels and axles that can be moved from one location to another.  While there is great debate as to what does or doesn't constitute a Tiny House, the 2017 International Code Council’s (ICC) official definition doesn't limit it to wheels, and can therefore include a foundation. (Note: A Tiny House is not an ADU).  Techno Metal Post's helical piles, provide a stable foundation for your tiny house, throughout the seasons. During frost/thaw cycles, our exclusive green sleeve ensures that the pile remains securely in place, preventing any movement.  Our installation process is effective, quick, reliable and has a low footprint due to our specialized and compact machinery.  And as with Manufactured Homes, the piles can be removed and relocated.


Studio Shed

Prefab backyard “Studio Sheds” are another housing inclusion that is on the rise.  Though they can be used for storage, these sheds are not the usual 4x4 that stores your lawnmower.  Smaller than an ADU, these sheds are tiny modern studios.  They are often aesthetically designed for living, home offices, creative spaces, or a quiet place to retreat and relax.  A Techno Metal Post helical pile foundation is the perfect solution for these flexible backyard dwelling spaces.  The prefab shed, and foundation, can be easily moved around a property thanks to the simple installation and removal process of our helical piles.  And because the process is very environmentally friendly, we can even install the piles for your studio shed around trees without any harm.


Shipping Container Home

“Shipping Container Homes” are also becoming more and more popular.  Inexpensive and low maintenance, they are a housing alternative which is gaining ground.  These 20 to 40-foot steel containers are being transformed into a vast and creative range of dwelling spaces – from simple, comfortable homes to modern, high-end housing.  On a helical pile foundation, shipping container homes can be easily and securely anchored almost anywhere.  Our piles are designed, engineered, and tested to support heavy loads in various soil conditions.  And our compact installation machinery can access some of the most difficult terrains, without disruption to your property.


Manufactured Home

One of the earlier – and still-popular – alternative dwelling options is the “Manufactured Home”, commonly known as a “Mobile Home” prior to 1976.  Manufactured Homes typically do not have a permanent foundation and are essentially characterized by the absence of a basement.  However, once transported to their location the body/framework can be placed on a foundation.  A Techno Metal Post foundation will provide a long-lasting, strong and stable base for Manufactured Homes.  Solid and secure, our piles are guaranteed to prevent all movement, especially during frost/thaw cycles, or in cases of drought for clay soil.  And should you decide to move, we can remove the piles and relocate them to your new lot.


Techno Metal Post: Supporting Your Choices

From the ground up, guarantee your dwelling's foundation with Techno Metal Post. With our quality helical piles, our innovative technology, and our skilled engineers, you can rest assured your home – whatever housing you choose – will remain strong, stable, and secure for years to come.  Protect your home and your investment.  People are making informed choices today.  Techno Metal Post is one of them.




Techno Metal Post makes life easier for anyone with a construction project that requires a foundation in almost any type of soil.

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