Helical pile – a specific type of pile (such as the QuadraPile) which is helical in shape (like a screw). This shape gives it benefits in terms of load carrying capacity. Visit our ‘What is Helical Piling?’ page for a basic introduction to helical piling.
Modular Building – a fairly generic term used to describe various ways of constructing buildings. The one common theme is that significant elements are manufactured off-site in controlled conditions, allowing better control of quality and quick assembly on site. Both the QuadraBuild and QuadraBase system are forms of modular construction.
Pile – A term to describe an element driven or formed in the ground and used to support some kind of structure. The simplest pile is a simple cylindrical ‘post’ but modern piles include helical piles such as the QuadraPile.