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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

NEW Helical Pile Manufacturers Come Together (Again) to Consider Changes to ICC-ES AC358 for Larger Diameter Helical Piles

Recently a conference call took place to address the issues surrounding updating the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria AC358 for Helical Piles Systems and Devices . . . more

NEW  Registration is Now Available for the DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar to be Held August 10-12 in Ontario, CA Near Los Angeles

The first day of the technical program, August 11, will focus on helical piles and anchors in seismic and lateral load conditions while on August 12 there will be a live demonstration of helical pile installations and testing sponsored by JRW Foundations in Redlands, CA . . . click here to learn more

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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NEW  Helical Anchors Inc. Recently Supplied (250) 4.50” Round Shaft Helical Piles for a Fast Track Railroad Repair

A stretch of BNSF track in central Minnesota experienced settlement issues which required an extraordinary repair effort . . . more

NEW  Earthquakes and Helical Piles - A Techno Metal Post Dealer in Homer, AK Experienced a Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in Late January 2016

Dealer was happy to report that houses in the region founded and/or underpinned with helical piles experienced no settlement or damage from the earthquake . . . more

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

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

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

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NEW Helical Piles of New York Installs (25) Piles for an Elevated House in Amity Harbor, NY

The house suffered major damage from Super Storm Sandy, and the homeowner decided to save it and have it elevated two feet above the new BFE code . . . more

NEW Prior to a Vertical Cut of 7 ft. Montana Helical Piers Installed (7) Chance SS5 Helical Piles to Support the Existing Slab

Existing slab-on-grade / frost wall foundation required helical piles and a shotcrete wall to be installed to provide support before construction of a basement could begin . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack Texas is Awarded Contract to Install Approximately (700) Helical Piles for a New Townhouse Development in Houston, TX

When (30) soil borings were completed, engineers determined that helical piles were the best solution to support the planned (37) new townhouses . . . read about it now

NEW  Ram Jack of South Carolina Installs (23) Helical Piles Plus Additional Foundation Remediation Techniques for a Giant Crab Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC

This building’s pier and beam construction using spread footings and CMU stem walls had experienced significant damage from differential settlement in part from standing water in the crawlspace area . . . read about it now

NEW  SSRG Installs (4) Helical Piles to Stabilize an Historic Structure in Cincinnati’s Famed Over-the-Rhine District

The original four family building was constructed in 1878, but had been abandoned for several decades before the decision was made to stabilize it and renovate it . . . more

NEW Foundation Supportworks Teams with MidAmerica Basement Systems to Install (176) Helical Piles to Support Two Overhead Cranes and Twelve Heavy Equipment Additions

Helical piles were selected over drilled concrete piers due to restricted space inside the structures and because of the speed with which the piles could be installed . . . 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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