Helical Pile Foundations For

Solar Energy Installations In Central New York

Tough, fast, and eco-friendly foundations that make your solar energy installation more accurate, sustainable, and durable


A Better Foundation For The Energy Future

Helical piles are revolutionizing how solar energy installations are built in New York. As demand surges for more sustainable power, the need for a faster and more efficient foundation is greater than ever before.
Offering unbelievable performance and speed in the wettest, softest soil conditions, a helical foundation is the easy way to build large or small solar farms.

Benefits Of Helical Piles For Solar Energy

  • Dramatically faster than concrete

  • Accurate and precise installation

  • Overcomes poor soil conditions

  • Can be installed virtually anywhere

  • Ideal for eco-sensitive sites

  • Easy removal and remediation


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

This nearly two-century old foundation technology is once again transforming how we build by making solar energy installations quicker, easier, and more sustainable to build


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 structure. They come in a variety of designs to suit any project.

  • 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 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 many choices when it comes to foundations for solar energy farms and panels in Central New York. Here's a few reasons to consider our friendly team for your helical pile 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 solar 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 Solar Energy Panels

  • Installation Is Easier Than Ever

    The typical process for getting a foundation like concrete for your solar energy installation is extensive, expensive, and requires excavation. A helical pile simply turns into the ground without causing disturbance or spoils to haul away, reducing timelines and site remediation.

  • Versatile, Customizable, Adaptable

    Where can you use a helical pile foundation? Practically anywhere! One of the reasons more engineers and contractors prefer helical foundations for solar energy is because they can be installed in remote locations, on sloped land, and in tough conditions.

  • Supremely Strong & Durable

    High winds, violent storms, expansive soils, excessive ground moisture, all of these factors can cause your solar panel foundation to shift or fail. Helical piles anchor deep in the earth, securing in supportive layers that defend against any movement or damage.

  • No Impact To Land

    Tearing up wide chunks of land to install solar panels can defeat the purpose of eco-friendly energy in the first place. Helical piles do not disturb the land on installation and can be easily reversed from the ground in the future, restoring the site back to its natural state. 

How Your Solar Energy Helical Pile Process Works

Not sure what goes into using helical pile foundations to build your solar energy installation? 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 your solar energy farm 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

    Work Time!

    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 Solar Energy Project Started

Common Questions About Helical Piles For Solar Energy In New York

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

Why use helical piles for my solar energy installation?

Speed, ease, and eco-friendliness. In our opinion those are the top 3 reasons you'd want to use helical piles for solar farms, although there's many more! Because helical piles are quick to install, hold enormous weight, and create no land impact, they're perfect for solar energy.

How many helical piles will I need for my solar energy project?

It all depends on the size of your solar project, soil conditions, location, and a few other factors. That's why we can't give a "one size fits all" answer! However, if you get in touch with our team we'd be happy to help you design a helical pile solution for your solar project.

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 can 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 solar energy installation 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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