Helical Pile Foundations For

Battery Energy Storage Systems In Central New York

Renewable energy will only work at-scale if we can store that precious power. Helical piles offer a faster, easier, lower-carbon foundation for battery energy storage systems

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Cleaner Support For The Future Of Energy

While battery energy storage promises to take us into the future, should you be building yours on a concrete foundation of the past?

The demand for energy storage capacity in New York is growing by leaps and bounds. But for every solar or wind farm we install, the energy has to be stored somewhere. Traditional foundations for battery energy storage units can be slow, messy, and inaccurate. Helical piles are taking centre-stage as a premier foundation solution for BESS installations. No ground disturbance, no cure time, and less carbon emissions.

What We'll Do For You


    Helical Pile Foundation Design


    Helical Pile Installation


    Site Prep


    Pile Adapter Installation

Benefits Of Helical Piles For Battery Energy Storage

  • Quick & easy mobilization

  • High performance in poor soils

  • Rapid installation

  • No excavation required

  • Ready for loading immediately

  • Lower carbon emissions


What Is A Helical Pile Foundation And How Does It Work?

This unique foundation technology first invented nearly two hundred years ago is once again revolutionizing how we build in the United States


Components Of A Helical Pile

It may not look like it at first glance, but helical piles deliver incredible load capacities in a streamlined package that outperforms other foundations

  • 1

    Pile Cap

    The pile cap connects a helical pile to your battery energy storage unit. They come in a variety of designs to suit any foundation configuration.

  • 2

    Pile Shaft

    A sturdy steel pipe forms the body of a helical pile and transfers loads down to the helix plates

  • 3

    Helix Plates

    These specially-formed plates are the magic behind a helical pile. Their shape helps turn the pile into the ground without disturbance and anchor in firm soil

  • 4

    Pilot Point

    In order to accurately and cleanly penetrate dense ground, a slant-cut pilot point gives us power and precision

Why Choose Our Team?

We know you have choices when it comes to helical pile foundations for battery energy storage in Central New York. Here's a few reasons to consider our friendly team for your helical foundation needs


We've operated out of Syracuse for over 17 years and have completed countless successful projects for our clients. Putting engineering and accuracy first ensures an outstanding result for your project.


Life, work, and play, we do it all here in Central New York. Locally owned, locally operated, locally focused. We're not just your foundation contractor, we might even be your next door neighbor.


From first phone call to leaving your site, our aim is to deliver friendly service the whole way through. Because you shouldn't have to deal with gruff and grumpy contractors.


Your project matters to our team. It's why going the extra mile and finding solutions is in our blood. No half-measures or leaving before the job is done right, we're committed to your success.

What To Know About Helical Piles For Battery Energy Storage

Why are helical piles becoming a go-to foundation for battery energy storage in America? Here's just a few reasons...

  • Low Carbon Footprint

    Concrete foundations generate huge amounts of carbon emissions in terms of raw materials. Does putting eco-friendly energy on a CO2-heavy foundation make sense? Not to us, which is why helical piles are a great solution. They emit a fraction of the carbon that concrete does, and can be easily removed and 100% recycled. 

  • Perfect For Poorly-Supportive Soil

    Weak and loosely-consolidated soils can spell nothing but trouble for concrete and driven pile foundations. Excavating is an endless chore of collapsing holes and driven piles have to go deep to find good support. The unique design of a helical pile enables it to deliver huge, and cost-effective, load capacities even in poor soils.

  • Durable & Long-Lasting

    Manufactured from 100% steel and available with a protective galvanized coating, helical piles are supremely durable and long-lasting. Even in saturated and corrosive soils, a properly-installed helical foundation will deliver many decades of safe and reliable performance. Critical for essential infrastructure like battery energy storage.

  • Significantly Faster To Install

    One of the most impressive aspects of a helical pile is how fast your foundation goes into the ground. Turning into the dirt at a constant rate and monitored in real-time for quality, you'll be building your energy storage units faster than concrete or driven piles. 

How Your Battery Energy Storage Foundation Process Works

Not familiar with helical piles or using them for a battery energy storage foundation? You're not alone! That's why we've made the process as easy as 1-2-3

  • 1

    Consultation & Assessment

    Having helical piles installed for battery energy storage can seem like a big, and intimidating, task. We understand that, which is why your project starts with a consultation to identify exactly how we can help.

  • 2

    Planning & Preparation

    Once we know your needs, we'll create a clear plan on how to meet them. Everything is explained to you before we do it, so you never feel out of the loop.

  • 3

    Foundation Installation!

    On the day we're scheduled to perform the work, our crews will show up on-time and ready to go. Our experienced helical pile operators are dedicated to keeping your site clean and leaving nothing behind except a firm and reliable foundation.

"I chose CDP Excavating Services based on its ratings and am happy to provide my own review now. Jason, Greg, and the CDP crew performed well above my expectations. The price for the work was very reasonable, and they did a lot of hard work!"

Meg R. | Syracuse, NY

Let's Get Your Battery Energy Storage Foundation Started

Common Questions About Battery Energy Storage Foundations In New York

Questions about using helical piles for battery energy storage? We have answers below! Don't see your question? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help

Why use helical piles for battery energy storage units?

Speed, ease, and durability. In our opinion those are the top 3 reasons you'd want to use helical piles for battery energy storage, although there's many more! Because helical piles are quick to install, hold enormous weight, and emit less carbon, they're perfect for BESS.

How many helical piles will I need for my BESS project?

It depends on the type of BESS unit, how many you're building, the soil conditions, and several other factors. This is why there's no "one size fits all" answer. However, we'd be happy to help you develop the right helical foundation design! Just get in touch with our team to get started.

Can I trust the performance of a helical pile?

Yes, you can! Helical piles have been widely used and studied since their invention in the 1830's. In fact, you can even find highrise buildings in New York city that have been standing for years on helical foundations with zero issues. Engineer-approved and trusted.

How come I haven't heard of helical piles before?

Even though helical piles have been around for nearly 200 years and are used extensively, many in New York are still unaware of them. This is mostly due to the widespread use of concrete, however more contractors and engineers are switching to helical foundations.

How long can a helical pile foundation last?

A typical helical pile will easily deliver firm support for many decades. Protective tactics like a galvanized coating or increased material thickness keeps corrosion at bay and ensures you enjoy a foundation that your grandchildren could stand on someday.

How can I get a price quote for my project?

It's easy, simply get in touch with us using the contact form below! Describe your project and our team will get in touch with you to determine your needs. You'll receive a clear quote that details work to be done and the cost. We pride ourselves on accurate and honest quotes.

Get In Touch With Us

Need an estimate or have questions about building battery energy storage systems with helical pile foundations in Central New York? We're here to help you, use the contact form or information below to connect with our friendly team. 

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