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NEW 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

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NEW A Team of CTL Thompson Engineers Recently Managed the Static Load Tests Completed at the HPW-DFI Helical Piles Tiebacks Anchors Tradeshow & Educational Seminar

Planning for the numerous load tests to be completed at the event began nearly a year ago with CTL’s Wayne Thompson heading up the team . . . more

NEW 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

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

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


From the Editor

NEW Ancient Glacial Lake Has HB Fleming and Dartmouth College Look to Earth Anchoring Suppliers . . . more

NEW ECP Teams with Dalinghaus Construction to Install (22) Helical Piles for a Foundation Repair Project in Villa Park, CA

The initial inspection revealed as much as 4.50” of settlement had occurred, and the crew was able to lift the house 3.00” inches as well as securing it against any further settlement . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Installer Ram Jack Charlotte Installs (70) Helical Piles to Repair Municipal Building in Ranlo, NC

The effects of a hurricane and excessive rainfall caused the building’s rear CMU wall to separate from the interior walls . . . read about it now

NEW Supportworks Teams with Foundation Supportworks of Ontario to Install (161) Helical Piles to Support a Lake Front Cottage in Georgina, ONT

With (45) feet of marginal silts and sands, piles were installed to an average of depth of (50) feet to support the 4000 sq. ft. cottage . . . read about it now

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

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


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NEW GoliathTech Reinforces the Need for Compliance with the Revised Requirements Dictated by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) . . . more

NEW IDEAL Foundation Systems Recently Exhibited at the HPW-DFI Helical Piles Tiebacks Anchors & Educational Seminar . . . more

NEW Patriot Foundation Systems Recently Exhibited at the HPW-DFI Helical Piles Tiebacks Anchors & Educational Seminar in Cincinnati . . . more

NEW MacLean Civil Products Showcases Several Applications for Helical Piles and Anchors at the HPW-DFI Tradeshow & Seminar recently held in Cincinnati . . . more

NEW Danbro’s Nick Gill Provides Training for a Very Difficult Low Overhead Clearance Project in Snake Infested Area of South Carolina

(7) helical piles were installed to 15 ft. in a crawl space with a maximum clearance of 36” to provide support for a failing floor joist beneath an apartment fireplace . . . more

NEW Hubbell Teams with Conte Company to Present a Wide Variety of CHANCE® Foundation Solutions at the Recent Helical Piles Anchors Tiebacks Tradeshow & Educational Seminar Held in Cincinnati . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Recently Participated in a Ground Breaking Seismic Liquefaction Simulation Test for Helical Piles in a Remedial Application

(4) 3.50” O.D. helical piles with threaded connections along with remedial brackets with each pile were installed and tested in a ten foot tall liquefaction soil box at University of California, San Diego testing facility . . . more

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NEW 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

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

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

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



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