Installation

Our certified installers guarantee the installation of every Techno Metal Post.

The installation and long term performance of each pile is critical. All Techno Metal Post of Albany's installers undergo rigorous theoretical and practical training. This training allows us to guarantee our work and your peace of mind.

Techno Metal Post designs and manufactures all of our installation equipment in-house to assure quality and long term performance.

Techno Metal Posts eliminate the unknowns

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Techno Metal Post's engineering team has developed a fool-proof technology that measures the final bearing capacity of each pile during installation. The field measurements for every pier anchor installed in the ground are analyzed and stamped by Techno Metal Post of Albany's staff engineers. This workflow process provides indisputable engineering data to clients, contractors and regional building departments.

Techno Metal Post of Albany has created relationships with various local building and zoning departments that ensure construction approval. In most cases, no foundation inspection is necessary – just submit our engineering report!

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Quality Assurance

Techno Metal Post of Albany brings quality to every aspect of your project. Our team of technicians, ongoing training programs, installation machinery and product line, make it easy for us to stand behind our work and your project from start to finish.

  • Only genuine Techno Metal Post piers are uniquely manufactured using structural steel according to ASTM A500 grade C, CAN/CSA-G40.21-98 and CSA W47.1 standards.
  • Hot-dip galvanized according to CSA-G164M-92, i.e. a minimum of 610 g/m², our posts are protected from corrosion. Proprietary cathodic protection systems are available for use in harsh soils and environments from our Techno Protection division.
  • Our posts are load tested according to ASTM-D1143 and ASTM-D3689 standards in a variety of soil types around the world. No other helical pile manufacturer can install and substantiate this claim. Post bearing capacity is confirmed on site using the installation machinery and in situ test benches when required and certified with field-generated engineering reports at the job site.
  • The Techno Metal Post Helical Foundation System, recently received an evaluation report (ESR#3418) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that piles and brackets manufactured and installed by Techno Metal Post meet code requirements.
  • Our helical piles are designed to resist axial and lateral strains calculated by applying a safety factor. Their helical design maximizes the load bearing capacity of soil.

 

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Techno Metal Post.


Are Techno Metal Posts Permanent?

Unlike any other type of installation, Techno Metal Post foundations may be permanent or temporary. The installation is done with minimal environmental impact. Posts can be unscrewed and moved off-site or relocated. Techno Metal Posts are the perfect solution for nearly any construction situation, from temporary staging, platforms and art exhibitions to something as permanent as a home addition, dock, deck or multi-story building.

How much load can a Techno Metal Post bear?

Techno Metal Post of Albany's standard residential 2” diameter "P2 pile" can handle 9,600 pounds. We can install piles that handle up to 50,000 pounds per pile if necessary.

I’m not sure how much of a load my project will generate. Can you help me figure it out?

Absolutely. Techno Metal Post of Albany's certified installers will always verify the load on each pile at the time of installation. We can help you calculate your project weight, post count and placement.

What happens if you hit rocks?

It depends. More often than not, an experienced operator can steer the Techno Metal Post around rocks or use the helical to push smaller rocks out the way. If we hit solid rock above the frostline, we will pin the piles to the rock.

What if the ground is frozen?

Here in the Capital Region, frozen ground is usually a non-issue with Techno Metal Posts. We install posts year round so that means you don’t have to stop building during the winter. We can even place piles into a lake or river bed through frozen ice!

How deep do you drill the piles?

Your piles are driven as deep as the soil conditions and your project’s load values require us to go to give you an immovable foundation. Generally this point is between five feet to 20' down. We can drill to any depth, and with some of our projects designed to shore up large buildings, Techno Metal Post of Albany has drilled down over 70' to reach bedrock in the middle of downtown Albany.

Do I still need a footing inspection?

No. Every Techno Metal Post is installed by a certified installer and every pile installation is reviewed and certified by our engineering staff at no additional cost to you. We take care of all the paperwork and submit our engineering report on your behalf to your building department for inclusion in your permit folder. You can build on Techno Metal Posts immediately after installation.

Other companies with similar or borrowed helical drilling technology cannot legally certify pile installations with engineering reports for construction without a building department inspector present at the job site.

How do I file a permit with Techno Metal Posts as part of my project?

We can provide you with any documentation a building department may require such as specifications, drawings or load data. Techno Metal Post of Albany has agreements with all of our regional building departments so that they will accept our engineering and certified load test reports.

How can I attach my structure to Techno Metal Posts?

Techno Metal Post of Albany provides adjustable height heads that accomodate all types of common lumber connections, such as 4x4, 6x6, double 2X, and triple 2X as well as pin, bolt and rebar styles. 

We also custom fabricate welded connectors very quickly, and on-site, for special applications.

How long does it take to install a Techno Metal Post?

Depending on the soil conditions, a standard-length Techno Metal Post can be installed and ready to be built on in about 10 minutes.

Do I need to worry about corrosion?

No. Only GENUINE Techno Metal Posts receive an extremely thick hot-dipped zinc galvanic coating during manufacture which fights corrosion. Our posts are manufactured in a factory setting, ensuring uniformity and quality standards. Competitor piles are typically hand welded on free-form jigs in garage and outdoor settings, and may/or may not have thin, spray-on zinc galvanic coatings.

What’s with the green sleeve?

Our exclusive sleeve floats on the shaft of helical pile preventing frozen soil from moving the Techno Metal Post during seasonal movement.

Only GENUINE Techno Metal Posts have this proprietary, patented, technology.

How much do they cost?

A standard P2 installation is on par with what your installed cost would be for a traditional concrete Sonotube. Our pricing is equivalent, and in most cases less than our competitors.
 
But the best part is that all you have to do is make a phone call to Techno Metal Post of Albany at (518) 872-0511 or contact us online. We take care of the rest...and you don't need to pick up a shovel.

Your competitors seem to have similar technology - why should we go with TMP Albany?

Some of our competitors obtained installation equipment through an aquisition in an effort to add to their service line. But having equipment and knowing how to use it are two vastly different things – as is the quality of post placed into the ground.

Where imitator products use thin spray-on galvanizing, only genuine Techno Metal Posts employ our patented, proprietary post sleeve along with a thick hot-dipped galvanized coating to combat ground corrosion and movement caused by freeze, thaw or drought conditions.

A foundation is a permanent installation. Why would you risk anything less than calling Techno Metal Post of Albany for your helical pile needs?

Privacy Policy

Techno Metal Post of Albany Data Privacy Policy


Techno Metal Post of Albany installs helical piles for property owners, commercial contractors, municipalities, and businesses in New York's Capital Region Market. Techno Metal Post of Albany respects the privacy of the visitors and users of our website, so we have developed this website privacy policy. It applies to the operation of Techno Metal Post of Albany's website that directly link to this policy when you click on "privacy policy" in the website footer.

These are our promises to you:

1. Notice. We'll give you timely and appropriate notice describing any personal information we're collecting, how we'll use it, and the types of third parties with whom we may share it.

Through our website, Techno Metal Post of Albany may collect information that can identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other similar information ("Your Information") when you voluntarily submit it to us or when it is submitted to us by a representative of your organization. We may use Your Information to provide you with our products and/or services, respond to requests you may make of us, better understand your needs and improve our services and product offering, and share information with you about our products and services.

Any other information transferred by you in connection with your visit to this site ("Other Information" - that is, information that cannot be used to identify you) may be included in databases owned and maintained by Techno Metal Post of Albany or its agents. Techno Metal Post of Albany retains all rights to these databases and the information contained in them. Other Information we collect may include your IP Address and other information gathered through our weblogs and cookies (see more about Technology below).

2. Choice. We'll give you choices about the ways we use and share your personal information, and we'll respect the choices you make.

Techno Metal Post of Albany will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether their personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a non-agent third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

3. Onward Transfers (to Third Parties). If we transfer your personal information, we'll take appropriate measures to protect your privacy and the personal information we transfer.

Should we need to transfer your personal information we will obtain assurances from the third parties that they will safeguard your personal information consistent with this Policy. If we learn that an agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner that is contrary to this Policy, we will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop it. (See more about Third Parties below)

4. Access. We'll provide ways for you to access your personal information, as required by law, so you can correct inaccuracies.
You'll have the option to correct any of Your Information that is inaccurate within the boundaries specified in the Safe Harbor Principles.

5. Security. We'll take appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
We know that this is important to you and it is also important to us.

6. Data integrity. We'll take appropriate steps to make sure the personal information in our records is accurate and relevant.
We will collect only as much of Your Information as we need for specific, identified purposes, and we won't use it for other purposes without obtaining your consent. We will correct any personal information inaccuracies that you report to us.

7. Enforcement. We'll regularly review how we're meeting these privacy promises.
We will attempt to resolve any concerns you have promptly and fairly. To access your information, ask questions about our privacy practices, or issue a complaint, contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Our sites may use a technology known as pixel tracking - sometimes called single-pixel gifs or web beacons - that allow a site to collect web log information. A pixel tracker is a graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message designed to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web log information is gathered when you visit our website by the computer that hosts our website (called a "webserver"). The webserver automatically recognizes some non-personal information, such as the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows), and the domain name and address of your Internet service provider. We may also include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened.

Our website may use Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections your IP Address doesn't change (it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP address to report aggregate information on use and to help improve the website.

More About Third Parties

We may share Your Information with agents, contractors or partners of Techno Metal Post of Albany in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, Techno Metal Post of Albany. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for Techno Metal Post of Albany, or services for the collaboration in which they and Techno Metal Post of Albany are engaged. We may, for example, provide your information to agents, contractors or partners for hosting our databases, for data processing services, or so that they can send you information that you requested. Techno Metal Post of Albany reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. We may also provide Your Information to a third party in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat Your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

As a convenience to our visitors, our Website may contain links to other sites that we believe may contain useful information. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies.

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Contact

Techno Metal Post of Albany
102 Willsie Road
East Berne, NY 12059

Telephone: (518) 872-0511
Mobile: (518) 378-0140
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