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Helical Pile Industry 2018 Review and 2019 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included seven helical pile manufacturers and three distributors to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2018 versus 2017.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2019 . . . more

Review of Average Installed Helical Pile Prices Across the United States

In 2016 HPW published an article about the results of our initial survey on the average prices in the U.S. for installed 20’ deep helical piles for two applications - new construction piles and remedial/foundation repair piles.  Earlier this year we received an email from a contractor who suggested the prices reported in that  article should be reviewed as he suggested that prices have risen since then - at least in his neck of the woods . . . more

Helical Piles and Earthquakes

After the next big one hits in North America, will the helical pile industry be prepared to definitively document how structures supported by helical pile products were affected?  HPW proposes to start a database of structures built upon, anchored or underpinned in high seismic zones in North America . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2017 Review and 2018 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included six helical pile manufacturers and two distributors to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2017 versus 2016.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2018 . . . more

HPW Takes A Close Up Look at Eleven Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by eleven of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Earth Contact Products, GoliathTech, Helical Anchors, Inc., Hubbell Power Systems - Chance, IDEAL Foundation Systems, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division, Patriot Foundation Systems, PierTech Systems, Ram Jack Systems Distribution, Supportworks, and Techno Metal Post    . . . more


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NEW PENGO Attachments Announces the Release of Their New Patented EOS (End of Stick) Auger Drive Mounts Product for 8K and 16K Drive Units . . . click here to learn more

NEW RIGHT NOW is the Time to Register for the First-of-a-Kind HPW-DFI Helical Piles, Anchors & Tiebacks Tradeshow & Seminar - June 4-5 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Cincinnati, Ohio

Solar Array Foundations - Alternative Solutions to 48” Drilled Shafts - Wind Turbine Foundations - Oil & Gas Pumping Stations - Utility Anchoring - DOT Applications - Bridge Abutments - Foundation Underpinning - Marine Applications - Live Pile Installations & Live Load Tests - if you are a contractor, engineer, building official, clean energy professional, civil engineering professor or student - this event is an absolute MUST SEE . . . more

Paladin Attachments & PENGO Attachments Join Stanley Infrastructure

On March 8th, 2019, Paladin Attachments and Pengo Attachments, divisions of International Equipment Solutions (IES) officially joined Stanley Infrastructure, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. . . . more

PENGO Announces the Appointment of Greg Carroll to the Position of Southern Territory Manager

Greg has over (30) years of experience in the construction equipment business, and he will be covering the southern region for PENGO from his base in Charlotte, NC . . . more

Exhibit Spaces are Starting to Fill for the HPW-DFI  Tradeshow & Educational Seminar - June 4-5 2019  + MUST READ SPECIAL NOTICE

This first-of-Its-kind event offers a great opportunity for many potential exhibitors including . . . more

AD HOC Committee of Helical Pile Manufacturers Recently Began the AC358 Revision Process

On December 18, 2018 the Ad Hoc Committee of Helical Pile Manufacturers participated in a conference call meeting to begin the process of revising AC358 and the ESR report format . . . more


From the Editor

NEW ECP Installer Park Range Construction Installs (285) Helical Piles for Expansion Project at Denver Post Office

Crews experienced some challenging installations due to very dense soils near the surface before reaching average installation depths of 45-50 feet . . . read about it now

NEW ECP Installer N Square Installs (4) Tieback Anchors to Increase Wind Load Capacity for Florida Airport Passenger Bridge

The new bridge had a 90 mph wind load capacity and engineers decided to increase the capacity to 150 mph using helical tieback anchors . . . read about it now

NEW SSRG Installs (62) Helical Piles to Provide Underpinning Support for a USPS Building in Middletown, OH

The building had been experience significant settlement over the years and additional support was required before expansion could begin . . . more

Supportworks Teams with Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin to Install (40) Helical Piles for a Lakefront Home in Pelican Lake Wisconsin

With ground water at 2-3 feet and soft shallow soils, helical piles were selected by the engineers as the best deep foundation solution . . . read about it now

Helical Pile Foundations for Giant Grain Bins in the Canadian Prairies

In November 2018, Techno Metal Post Saskatoon was hired to install helical pile foundations for five giant grain bins in Saskatchewan for a company who specializes in the import/export of trade bulk and specialty crops . . . more


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NEW Supportworks Recently Hosted a Gathering of Nearly (900) Owners and Employees of Foundation and Concrete Repair Companies for the Third Annual Redefine Conference at Company Headquarters . . . read about it now

NEW Earth Anchoring Suppliers Supports Conte Company and GZA in the Creation of a Majestic, Low Impact Walkway in the Wilds of Northern New England

Conte’s crews overcame a lot of challenges on the project not the least of which was traveling 60+ miles each day in and out of the woods with with workers and material . . . more

NEW Hubbell-Chance’s RS4500 Helical Pile was Recently Reviewed and Approved for Addition to the ICC-ES Evaluation Report ES-2794 . . . read about it now

NEW Danbro Distributors’ Steve Gencorelli, P.E. - Putting the “Value” in Value Engineering

Danbro’s Pat Haffert reviews some of Gencorelli’s accomplishments and also gets some interesting insights on past and current engineering challenges . . . more

Earth Anchoring Suppliers (EAS) Adds Sixteen Year Helical Pile Veteran: Five Questions and Answers with Phil Brackett . . .  more

Ram Jack Invited to Participate in Shake Table Seismic Liquefaction Experiment

The University of Nevada Reno in conjunction with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center will be conducting the experiments in early April, 2019 . . . more


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NEW  Helicon® Trusts Helical Piles as the Preferred Solution for Pre-Construction Foundation Projects in Sinkhole-Prone Areas

Preventing sink hole damage with new construction helical pile deep foundations has become one the company’s specialties and their client list is growing because of this valuable service. . . more

NEW HPW is Pleased to Welcome General Contractor and Helical Pile Installer Helicon® to Our Growing List of Supporters

With headquarters in Tampa, FL, Helicon is a licensed general contractor and a leader in sinkhole repair and pre-construction pile installation to prevent future sinkhole damage . . . more

NEW Techno Metal Post Alaska Continues Repairing Damaged Structures Resulting from Last November’s Earthquake Near Anchorage

TMP Alaska crews installed (7) helical tieback anchors to depths ranging from 14-23 feet in order to move the wall back about 6” to its original position . . . more

Terracana Installs (91) Helical Piles to Rebuild the Foundation of a Power Substation

An industrial fire destroyed one of the station’s transformers, and the new foundation had to installed while the other transformers remained active . . . more

Structures Supported by Techno Metal Post Helical Piles Withstand 2016 and 2018 Alaska Earthquakes

After the November earthquake that struck Anchorage, TMP Alaska installer Dave Northrup examined structures supported by helical piles he and his crews installed, and none of them experienced any foundation settlement or other damage . . . more


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