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HPW-DFI Helical Piles Tiebacks Anchors Tradeshow & Educational Seminar Gets Rave Reviews from Attendees & Exhibitors Who Wanted to Know When & Where the Next Event Will Happen

Every once in a while a good idea comes along, and somehow the good idea takes shape and becomes something real with some purpose and value . . . more

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

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

Helical Piles

NEW Helical Pier Systems (HPS) Files for Bankruptcy

With manufacturing locations in Alberta and Texas, HPS has been one of the largest helical pile manufacturers and installer specializing in the electric utility marketplace as well as the oil and gas markets.  Bankruptcy was declared by the court on January 4 this year . . . more

CTL Thompson Takes Delivery of a 400,000 lb. Capacity Compression & Tension Testing System

The test frame incorporates state-of-the-industry hydraulics and sensing systems with a capacity of 400,000 lbs. in both compression and tension with the added capability to test samples up to 12 ft. in length . . . more

BIG BIG Shoes to Fill - as Mark Bryant Takes the Reigns as Chairman of the DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee (HPTC) Following Gary Seider’s Six-Year Chairmanship

Hubbell-Chance’s Engineering Manager, Gary Seider, recently decided to bring his six-year run as the HPTC committee’s chairman to end, and MacLean Power Systems Civil Products Division Engineering Manager, Mark Bryant was announced as the next chairman . . . more

GoliathTech Piles Identifies a Serious Three-Pronged Problem for Helical Piles in Parts of Canada

(1) Manufacturers Taking Shortcuts to Win Projects

(2) Installers Not Installing Piles Correctly

(3) Local & National Code Officials Not Enforcing Codes and Certifications

. . . more

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Publishes Helical Pile Foundation Design Guide

The Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee of DFI prepared this document as a reference for engineers, contractors, building officials, and other construction trade practitioners for the design and review of helical pile foundation and helical anchor projects . . . more

From the Editor

NEW Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installs (9) Helical Piles for Historic Building Renovations in Cincinnati

The major challenge involved in installation of helical piles at this location was poor bearing soils with soft consistency and limited access to elevator pit location . . . more

NEW  Supportworks Teams with TerraFirma Foundation Systems to Install (12) Helical Piles for Historic Building in Downtown Portland, OR

The retrofit and seismic upgrade of the wood frame structure required the installation and support of a 40 ft. long grade beam . . . read about it now

NEW ECP Teams with GroundUp Foundation Repair to Install (162) Helical Piles and Anchors for a New Abutment on a Golf Course

GroundUp worked with Culver Engineering to design and build the concrete culvert over an environmentally protected waterway that cut through the golf course . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack New England Installs (28) Helical Piles for a Boardwalk in Marstons Mills, MA

The Mill Pond soils are notoriously poor, and the boardwalk was essential for pedestrian access and safety . . . read about it now

NEW JES Foundation Repair Installs (4) Helical Piles to Underpin a Bay Window that Settled in Addition to Stabilizing and Encapsulating the Crawl Space

The JES crew was able to successfully underpin the bay window and raise the section to within a half inch of the settlement total . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Pacific Installs (8) Helical Piles to Anchor a Backup Power Supply Unit for a Hospital Project in San Diego, CA

The large generator was the size of a shipping container and required anchoring for seismic protection during the replacement project . . . read about it now

NEW  Teracanna Installs (181) Helical Piles & Anchors for a Library in Maple Ridge British Columbia

There was a shallow layer of extremely dense soil that required high torque and operator care and attention . . . more

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NEW Interview with Nick Gill… Danbro’s Site Support Specialist

Nick is responsible for equipment consultation, equipment set-up, load tests, product training, and in-field installation support . . . more

NEW Hubbell will be Featuring a CHANCE® Deep Foundation Exhibit Plus a Speaker Presentation at GeoCongress 2020 in Minneapolis Feb. 25-28 . . . learn about it now

NEW PierTech Posted Information about a Recent Project in Southwest Alaska where PierTech’s Patented Hercules Helical Piles were Installed as Deep Foundations for a Regional High School . . . click here to learn more

NEW The New CHANCE® High Capacity Pile to be Distributed Exclusively by Earth Anchoring Suppliers in the Greater Northeast

“Everyone at EAS is excited about what the new CHANCE® High Capacity Pile will mean for our customers here in the Northeast,” relays Alex Raposo, President of Earth Anchoring Suppliers . . . more

NEW ECP is Continuing the Search for Qualified Helical Pile Installation Contractors in (4) States . . . click here to learn more

NEW ECP Will Be Exhibiting Again in the World of Concrete in February 2020 . . . click here to learn . . . more

Danbro Delivers . . . Leads & Engineering Support

Danbro’s David Smith is the company’s Leads Generation Specialist who researches helical projects and potential jobs that can be converted to helicals . . . more

Soil Types and Mixed Soils in HeliCAP® Version 3.0 from Hubbell-Chance

Engineers can choose from seven soil types – clay, sand, mixed, organics, clay fill, sand fill, and mixed fill – in HeliCAP V3.0 . . . more



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NEW  Ram Jack New England has Job Opportunities for Piling Technicians

Company is looking for production workers with 3+ years pile installation experience - offering health insurance + PTO . . . more

Techno Metal Post (TMP) Alaska Owner Attributes Much of His Project Successes to the Versatility of the R2D Installation Machine

Tight entry points, cramped job sites, steep slopes - the R2D enables TMP Alaska crews to complete projects others will not even attempt to do . . .  more

Groundworks Acquires Yet Another Foundation Repair Company - Ohio Basement Systems

This latest acquisition brings the total number of foundation contractor brands to (9) plus two operational support companies . . . more

Groundworks® Climbs to #2227 on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in the United States

The company’s business model has proven to be very successful . . . more

ECP is Looking for a Few Good Installers in (10) States and is Hitting the Road to Find Them . . . more

Torcsill Foundations Engineering TEAM Consists of Engineers and CAD Drafters Providing Continuous Support for Manufacturing and Installation Capabilities . . . more

SSRG has a Big Presence at the Recent Helical Piles Anchors Tiebacks Tradeshow & Seminar Held in Cincinnati

Structural Systems Repair Group teamed with IDEAL Foundation Systems to host a large and comprehensive exhibit with live product demonstrations . . . more

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





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