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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

Some Very Important Information about the State of Practice in the Helical Pile Industry was Presented at the DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Seminar in Early April 2014

Dr. Samuel Clemence, civil engineering professor at Syracuse University and a renowned helical pile researcher and author, presented the in-depth state of practice report that was commissioned by the Deep Foundations Institute . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2013 Review and 2014 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included seven helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2013 versus 2012.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2014 . . . more

A Close Up Look at Three Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by three of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Ram Jack Systems Distribution, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division and Foundation Supportworks . . . more

A Close Look at Coastal Structure Timber Pile Foundation Repair

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions owner Rick Sykes provides a detailed look at his perfected process for repairing failed timber pile foundations for elevated structures on the eastern U.S. coastline . . . more

Climate Change - Hurricanes - Helical Piles

More severe storms with rising sea levels and greater tidal surges are wreaking havoc on coastal homes and businesses.  Helical Piles have been used successfully to repair damaged coastal structures, and professionals are starting to seek more information about their use for new construction and repair . . . more



NEW DFI Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Study Fund Raising Update

New contributors have stepped up with donation pledges as the fund raising effort gains momentum . . . more

NEW GRL Engineers Perfects Dynamic Load Testing Services for Helical Piles and Saves Contractors Time and Money

Time is Money - and the GRL dynamic load testing solution saves a ton of time for contractors that need to include load tests costs in their bids - and the solution requires no reaction piles to be installed . . . more

The DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee Recently Launched the Fund Raising Campaign to Fund the Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Study

The fund raising campaign is being led by HelicalPileWorld.com Publisher and DFI member, Bill Bonekemper, and he is extremely excited to announce a great start for the campaign thanks to several progressive-minded companies that have stepped up to lead the way . . . more

Several DFI Members at the October Conference Volunteered to Help with Research and Design of a Helical Pile Design Guide

The first meeting was held on November 19th via a conference call, and team leader Wayne Thompson led the effort to develop the action plan . . . more

Evaluating Installation Disturbance of Helical Anchors in Clay From Field Vane Tests - a New Paper by Dr. Alan Lutenegger, John Erikson and Nicholas Williams

Dr. Alan Lutenegger, noted researcher and author of many papers on helical piles and anchors, and two University of Massachusetts colleagues recently released a paper that documents the results of field vane tests conducted on helical anchor installations in clay soils . . . more

Bearing and Friction Design Capacity for Helical Anchors and Piles - Reintroduction of a Time-Tested Paper Authored by Gary Seider

CTL/Thompson’s Wayne Thompson finds a diamond in the rough with respect to helical pile and helical anchor design papers, and he is interested to see if others in the industry agree with him . . . more

Pengo Announces a New Revolution Series Torque Motor - 8,000 Ft Lbs of Torque in an 85 Lb Footprint

The "Revolution" continues at Pengo with the announcement of the NEW Revolution RS-6X hand-held anchor drive, and it is the ultimate solution for helical pile and helical anchor applications with limited access . . . more




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NEW Ram Jack Inventor & Founder Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Steve Gregory, inventor of the Ram Jack foundation repair system and holder of (20) U.S. and international patents, recently received the award from East Central University . . . more

 IDEAL Group is Expanding

An industry leader in the manufacturing of large capacity helical piles is poised for expansion.  A totally redesigned website is a key component . . . more

White Paper - Hydraulic Drive Head Curves for Helical Pile Capacity

Foundation Supportworks Senior Applications Engineer, Don Deardorff, P.E., presents a white paper on the results of field tests on drive motors and hydraulic torque indicators . . . more

MacLean Power Systems Civil Group is Awarded a U.S. Patent for the Strength Squared Pipe Coupling System

The product is designed to redirect the installation torque into the coupler and welds to offer the needed material resistance in installation . . . more


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NEW Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installs (8) Helical Piles to Stabilize Restaurant Foundation in Indiana

The Frisch’s restaurant in Lawrenceburg, IN experienced significant settlement, and SSRG stabilized the foundation and completed the cosmetic repairs . . . more

NEW Foundation Supportworks Teams with Innovative Foundation Supportworks to Install (14) Helical Piles to Support a Construction Tower Crane

A hospital expansion project required the crane to be positioned very close to the existing structure, however a buried fiber optic cable required a design change for the helical piles . . . read about it now

NEW Hubbell-Chance Teams with Maloney Construction to Install (144) Helical Piles in Active Seismic Zone

New foundation for an asphalt plant expansion in Santa Rosa, CA survives the August, 2014 earthquake with no damage to the structures . . . read about it now

NEW IDEAL Group Teams with IDL Projects of British Columbia to Install (120) Large Diameter Helical Piles for Wind Power Project

7.0” inch and 13.38” piles were installed to support wind turbines for a 300 Megawatt project with temperatures hovering around minus 35 degrees Celsius . . .  read about it now

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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

Affordable and Efficient House Raising Solution for Jersey Shore Homeowners

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions owner Rick Sykes teams with Ram Jack Corporate to develop the “Sandy Bracket” for raising Jersey Shore houses to meet FEMA regulations . . . more

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions Has Perfected Its Seawall and Bulkhead

Repair Technique

A patent pending system and years of experience has provided owner Rick Sykes and his team with a cost effective repair solution for damaged seawalls and bulkheads . . . more

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