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NEW A Snapshot Look at Average Installed Helical Pile Prices Across the United States

What is the average cost of a 20’ deep helical pile?  HPW is asked this question frequently, and our first response is . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2015 Review and 2016 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included nine helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2015 versus 2014.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2016 . . . more

HPW Polls Helical Pile and Anchor Manufacturers to Determine the Combined Annual

Revenue for Products Sold Into both the Civil and Utility Markets - Incredible Growth

Over the Last Ten or So Years

The majority of manufacturers are willing to share revenue numbers while others have no interest in sharing at all.  The result of the survey yields what we feel is an accurate approximation of annual revenues for U.S. manufacturers for both the civil and utility markets . . . more

HPW Welcomes Mr. Michael Perlow JR., P.E. To Its Technical Advisory Team

Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. brings 40 years of experience in marine, coastal, land-based geotechnical, foundation engineering and helical pile design knowledge . . . more

A Close Up Look at Seven Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by seven of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Ram Jack Systems Distribution, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division - Foundation Supportworks - Hubbell-Chance - IDEAL Foundation Systems - Earth Contact Products and Empire Piers. . . more

Is it Time for Consolidation to Begin in the Helical Pile Industry?

Industry consolidation is a phenomenon that has been happening on the planet since the very first competitors realized that it made more financial sense to join forces rather than competing for the same dollar and watching that very dollar diminish in size . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2014 Review and 2015 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included nine helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2014 versus 2013.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2015 . . . more

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Soliciting Assistance for a Major Helical (Screw) Pile – Seismic Research Study Project

HelicalPileWorld.com is teaming with the DFI to assist with the dissemination of information to help form and launch this important project designed to increase the acceptance of helical (screw) piles in seismic zones D, E and F . . . more

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NEW Helical Pile Shake Table Testing Video is a * MUST SEE *

This first-of-a-kind compelling video footage will be shown for the first time by Dr. Amy Cerato as part of her presentation at the DFI SuperPile’16 Conference on June 8th in Chicago . . . more

A+ Grade for University of Oklahoma’s Dr. Amy Cerato and Her Helical Pile Seismic Testing Team at the University of California San Diego NEES Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table

This author was honored to have witnessed days of extremely detailed preparation by Dr. Cerato and her team of grad students, a tremendous effort by the contracting crew . . . more

DFI Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Testing at the UCSD Shake Table Facility in San Diego is in High Gear with the First Test Scheduled to Take Place This Week

Dr. Amy Cerato and her team have been working some long hours to get all of the instrumented piles installed and ready for testing to begin . . . more

DFI Speakers Call for Presentation Abstracts for the 2016 Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar on Use of Helical Piles and Tiebacks in Seismic & Lateral Load Conditions . . . more

A Reminder to Our Civil Engineering Educators - DFI’s University PowerPoint Presentation on Helical Piles and Anchors has Been a Very Popular Download for Academicians

Since its introduction in June 2014, the University PowerPoint presentation has been downloaded by 296 people through December 2015, so we want to remind educators and others that may not be aware of its existence to learn about this valuable helical pile and helical anchor educational resource now. . . more

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The DFI Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Study research team recently accepted the opportunity to use the University of California San Diego shake table - the largest in the U.S. - to perform full-scale seismic load tests on helical piles early next year.  It took some serious work to make this happen . . . more

Michael Perlow, Jr., P.E. has Submitted Excerpts to HPW from a DFI Journal Paper Entitled Helical Pile Drilled Foundations

The intent of the submittal to HPW is to offer a proposed helical pile design methodology that is based upon the 2006 Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual . . . read the paper now


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NEW Hubbell Power Systems Announces ROCK-ITTM  Helical Pile Lead Section

This innovative and patent pending design utilizes a single carbide tip to help penetrate rocky and high blow count soils to reach load bearing depths . . . more

NEW Hubbell Power Systems Recently Announced that ICC-ES has Awarded an ESR for (3) Additional Helical Pile Products

With the addition of the RS2875.276, RS3500 and SS175/RS3500, the company now has a total of (5) ICC-ES certified products . . . more

NEW HPW is Pleased to Welcome Patriot Foundation Systems - a Helical Pile Manufacturer and Distributor to Our Website

Founded in 2011 by Warren Neumann, an accomplished contractor in central Florida, Patriot is now poised for rapid growth in the U.S. with RCS and Round Shaft helical pile products  . . . more

NEW HPW is Pleased to Welcome Canadian-Based Techno Metal Post to Our Website

Recently the company received a revised ESR-3418 for two of their 3.50” diameter helical piles . . . more

NEW Helical Anchors, Inc. Recently Joined Forces with Their New Distributor - East Coast Piles - to Exhibit at IASM

Helical piles were a major point of interest at the International Association of Structural Movers Conference in New Jersey because of new FEMA elevation code requirements . . . more

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NEW Helical Piles of New York Installs (108) Chance® Pulldown Micropiles for a New House Foundation, Garage and Swimming Pool in Sag Harbor, NY

The original house was virtually destroyed by Super Storm Sandy, and the owner decided to build a new elevated ICF house to meet the new BFE code . . . more

NEW TEK Helical Piles Installs (46) Hollow Square Helical Piles to Support the Loki Valve Yard Station in Beallsville, OH

TEK crew members replaced the existing wood dunnage supports with helical piles and W8x31 spans  . . . more

NEW Ram Jack of Tennessee Installs (13) Helical Piles to Lift and Stabilize a Boat House at Lake Melton Hill

The water level in this TVA lake was lowered for only four days to a level were the boat house foundation was accessible for pile and bracket installation . . . read about it now

NEW Foundation Supportworks Teams with Baker’s Waterproofing and Foundation Repair to Install (235) Helical Piles for a New Environmental Treatment Plant in West Elizabeth, PA

Two structures needed deep foundations at this challenging site where cutting into the slope of a steep hillside was necessary and heavy rain caused some slides . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack Oklahoma & Arkansas Installs (16) Helical Piles to Support Rack Mount Solar Panels in Berryville, AK

The design specification defined a 1” maximum horizontal and vertical variable for pile positioning, and crews were challenged by a rock layer as well . . . read about it now


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HPW is Pleased to Welcome TEK Piles as a New Participant on Our Site

TEK Piles and TEK Construction Services is a full service construction company specializing in helical pile foundation systems and serving the Marcellus and Utica shale gas midstream industry . . . more

Ram Jack of South Carolina Responded Immediately to an Urgent Request to Help Save a House in Columbia, SC During the Recent Historic Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin

Flood waters washed away the soils and part of the house foundation, and without emergency expert help from the Ram Jack foundation team, the house would have surely been destroyed . . . read about it now

Ram Jack Southeast Opens New Office in Knoxville, TN

The new office will provide services in the northwest Georgia and eastern Tennessee regions . . . more

Gulf Breeze, FL Home Saved from Massive Storm Damage Because of Helical Piles

On April 29th last year, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Pensacola, FL in a 24 hour period destroyed or severely damaged many, many houses, but this house was saved by helical piles . . . more

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