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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

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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 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

NEW  The DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee Annual Seminar Will Be Held at the Newark Airport Marriott September 9-10

This year’s seminar theme is Helical Pile Usage for Disaster Relief, and there are many presentations scheduled that detail how damaged structure foundations are repaired and rebuilt to meet new code requirements . . . more

NEW  PENGO Announces Lower Prices for Its TruLink Torque System

The system is now available in (4) class sizes ranging from a 45mm pin to a 114mm pin and it can measure torque up to 300,000 ft. lbs. . . . more

NEW Deep Excavation, LLC Publishes a List of Lateral Load Tests Calibrated with HelixPile 2015TM Software Capabilities

HelixPile 2015 is now the only commercially available helical pile software to include settlement response and lateral load analysis capabilities.  The company has now posted (4) load test results on their site . . . more

NEW The DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Research Study is Now in High Gear

Dr. Amy Cerato and her research team are hard at work on Task #1 of the Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Research Study - literature review and compilation.  Also, fund raising efforts are being stepped up as new volunteers have joined the team . . . more

NEW CTL/Thompson Veteran Returns as Director of One-of-a-Kind Lab

Structural engineering expert Chip Leadbetter rejoins CTL as director of helical pile testing . . . more


Wayne Thompson Finds Some Worthwhile Reading for Helical Pile Manufacturers to Help When Ordering Certain Steel Products

Wayne’s New Year’s resolution to better manage the trade magazine pile on his desk pays off right away with a nice article in Modern Steel Construction magazine . . . more

PENGO Celebrating 65 Years in Business at World of Concrete 2015

2015 marks a milestone for PENGO as the company will be celebrating 65 years of providing ground engaging solutions . . . read about it now

DFI’s University PowerPoint Presentation on Helical Piles and Anchors has Been a Very Popular Download - 220 and Counting

Since its introduction in June 2014, the University PowerPoint presentation has been downloaded by more than 220 people, so we want to remind educators and others that may not be aware of its existence to learn about it now. . . more


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NEW Helical Anchors, Inc. is Looking for an East Coast Distributor

Minneapolis-based manufacturer is looking for a distributor for its inertia welded helical pile product line . . . more

NEW Helical Anchors, Inc. Has an Immediate Opening for an Experienced Helical Pile Sales Engineer

Manufacturer is looking for a person with experience in a wide variety of helical pile applications . . . read about it now

IDEAL is Mighty Proud of Their Welding Team - and Rightfully So

Nine members of the IDEAL manufacturing welding team passed the Performance Qualification Test - on their very first attempt . . . read about it now

Empire Piers Moves All Manufacturing and Offices to New Facility in Winfield, MO Northwest of St. Louis

The move consolidated two company operations previously located in Crestwood and Louisiana and was made necessary by the company’s rapid growth since its founding in 2009 . . . more


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NEW Foundation Supportworks Teams with Alpha Foundation Solutions to Install (46) Helical Piles to Support a New Retaining Wall Along a Street in Tallahassee

Engineers required (3) load tests prior to installation of the production piles, and the maximum deflection was only 0.099 of an inch on a pile that was tested both in compression and tension . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack Alabama Installs (85) Helical Piles to Underpin a Failing Retaining Wall and to Support a New Wall

An elaborate retaining wall around a swimming pool was failing, and the difficult site conditions made for a complex design solution and tricky installation . . . read about it now

NEW SSRG Installs (15) IDEAL Helical Piles to Shore Up Walls for a Defense Logistics Facility in Columbus, OH

The structure experienced differential settlement, and once the foundation was stabilized, SSRG crews removed and replaced (3) 12 feet tall CMU walls . . . more

Empire Helical Piles were Chosen to Support Solar Array on University of Michigan Campus

The site for the solar array was on a hillside that presented some challenges for managing positioning and elevation . . . more

Helical Piles of New York Installs (19) Chance Helical Pile Deep Foundations for a New ICF House in Bellmore, NY - Original House was Destroyed by Super Storm Sandy

The owner made the decision to start over with a new ICF house with the first floor living space above BFE code . . . more


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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

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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