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Helical Pile Industry 2016 Review and 2017 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 2016 versus 2015.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2017 . . . more

A Close Up Look at Ten Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by ten of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Earth Contact Products, Foundation Supportworks, GoliathTech, Helical Anchors, Inc., Hubbell-Chance, IDEAL Foundation Systems,

MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division, Patriot Foundation Systems, Ram Jack Systems Distribution and Techno Metal Post    . . . more

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


NEW The 2017 DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee Specialty Seminar Will be Held on September 18-19 in Montreal, Canada

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DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Research Study Update

Phase I - Literature Review - of the study is now complete as Dr. Amy Cerato recently submitted the final (91) page paper to the DFI for publication . . . more

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has Decided to Offer Code Certification Service for Helical Piles for Recognition by the International Residential Code (IRC)

Does the U.S. helical pile industry really need another certification – especially one that is restricted to just the residential marketplace . . . more

Call for Abstracts for 2nd International Symposium on Helical Piles and Anchors Scheduled for May 17-18, 2018 in Amherst, MA

Symposium organizer, Dr. Alan Lutenegger, has extended the deadline for abstract submissions . . . read about it now

Deep Foundations Institute Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Successful in Obtaining $34,000 in Funding to Launch a Pilot Study on Helical Pile Behavior in Soils Susceptible to Liquefaction from Seismic Events

The DFI Technical Committee Projects Fund Selection Committee contributes $20,000, and Ram Jack Systems Distribution donates $14,000 to complete the necessary funding of Dr. Ramin Motamed’s liquefaction study proposal . . . more

Pengo Proudly Welcomes Joe Delzell as the Company’s New Southern Territory Manager

Joe brings over twenty years of experience in the hydraulic drilling and anchoring systems markets . . . more

Pengo Will be Featuring a New Release of the Company’s TruLink® Torque Monitoring System at ConExpo-ConAgg March 7-11 in Las Vegas

Pengo’s booth #G4772 in the Gold Lot is the location where helical pile installation contractors attending the expo should visit to see and learn about the new and improved TruLink system . . . read about it now

DIGGA’s SD80 60K Anchor Drive Equipped with the Ryno Hitch was Just What the Contractor Needed to Install (120) PierTech 8.625” O.D. Hercules Piles in Tough Texas Caliche Soils

The caliche soils in Texas are notoriously tough to penetrate, so the combination of the SD80 motor with the Ryno Hitch mounted on a large excavator and the high capacity Hercules piles from PierTech was a winning combination . . . more


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NEW A Huge Change for Helical Pile Distribution in the Northeast and Central Atlantic Regions of the U.S.

After more than twenty two years distributing for Hubbell Chance, Danbro Distributors has teamed with IDEAL Group to distribute the company’s products in a very large region . . . more

NEW PierTech Systems Delivered (90) Helical Piles for a Recent Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

An auditorium addition was planned for this Lutheran Church, and helical piles were selected as the deep foundations . . . more

NEW Helical Anchors, Inc. Supplies (52) Helical Piles for an Addition to a Building in Southern Minnesota

Engineers specified helical pile deep foundations to support the grade beam foundation for this 1500 sq. ft. building . . . more

Hubbell Power Systems is Featuring the Combination (SS-RS) Helical Cast Transition Coupling System

The product is ideal for sites with soft/loose soils located above hard/dense soils . . . read about it now

PierTech Systems is Featuring Its High Capacity Hercules Helical Piles with 4” to 48” Shaft Diameters

The Hercules line of helical piles are well suited for large commercial projects with loads up to 500 tons . . . more



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NEW Ram Jack Foundation Solutions Installs (27) Helical Piles to Stabilize a Food Lion Store in Raleigh, NC

The structure was built on thirty feet of fill and over the years it experienced significant settlement and lateral movement . . . more

NEW Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installs  (7) Helical Tieback Anchors for Retaining Wall in Cincinnati

The Installation equipment and all materials had to be lowered into this tricky jobsite pit using a crane . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with Alpha Foundation Specialists to Install (17) Helical Tieback Anchors in Tallahassee

Over the years rhe cantilevered retaining wall was rotating outward to 12” from vertical in the worst location . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack Solid Foundations Installs (147) Helical Piles to Reinforce Air Force Hanger Deep in Hurricane Country

Through the years multiple hurricanes in the Panama City, FL area took a toll on hangar #4, so underpinning and new deep foundation helical piles were the solution . . . read about it now

NEW MacLean Civil Products Teams with McDowell NW Pile King to Install (42) Helical Combo Piles for a Residential Foundation in Portland, OR

Due to some poor sandy soils and the hillside lot, this new residential structure required a retaining wall and deep foundations . . . more

Ram Jack Centro America Installs (82) Helical Piles for the New Golfito Marina & Village in Costa Rica

The piles were installed through twelve feet of rock fill and twenty feet of sand before reaching competent load bearing bedrock . . . read about it now

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Ram Jack Foundation Solutions Owner, Rick Sykes, Perfects House Lifting Process for Coastal Homes to Meet the Revised BFE Code

Sykes worked closely with Ram Jack corporate engineers to develop the Sandy Bracket and then teamed with a house moving professional to perfect the lifting process . . . more

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Torcsill Foundations as a New Participant on Our Site, and Torcsill Recently Announced the Acquisition of AnchorPipe International

Founded in 2014 and with headquarters located in Pasadena, TX near Houston, Torcsill offers engineering, manufacturing and installation services of helical pile foundations . . . more

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



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