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NEW Dalinghaus Arizona Installs (10) Helical Piles to Stabilize a 99 Year Old House in Phoenix

The crew installed the (10) helicals to an average depth of about 10' to find competent, load-bearing soils, and after lifting the home, several girder beams along with posts/pads had to be replaced to properly level and support the home's flooring .  . . read about it now

NEW Coastal Foundation Solutions Installs (10) Helical Piles to Support a New Splash Pad in Punta Gorda, FL

The installation involved driving piles to a depth of 14’ with a compression capacity of (10) tons working . . . more

NEW Ram Jack of Colorado Installs (218) Helical Piles for Foundation Augmentation for an Historic Building in the Lower Downtown Area of Denver

Construction of new interior and exterior load-bearing elements to support new structural columns and foundation walls for the renovation necessitated helical piles be installed to meet the new load requirements. . . read about it now

NEW Supportworks Teams with Woods Commercial Division to Install (2) Helical Tiebacks & (3) Push Piers to Stabilize a Billboard Foundation in St. Charles, MO

A retaining wall was to be installed close to an interstate highway, and the billboard would have been compromised without adding additional support for its foundation . . . learn more here

NEW Dalinghaus Installs (13) Helical Piles to Lift & Stabilize a Condo that Settled 6” in Orange, CA

The crew installed the helicals to an average of 16’ and then lifted the house 5” and injected polyurethane to fill the void before locking off the brackets . . . learn more here

Coastal Foundation Solutions Installs (54) Helical Piles for a Large House in Fort Myers Beach, FL

The original house was destroyed by a hurricane and only the garage and swimming pool were left standing . . . more

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Absolutely Explosive Helical Pile Industry Growth in the Last 8-10 Years - Why No Consolidation Activity Yet?

Since this author began working in the helical pile industry in 2001, the industry has undergone an absolutely explosive amount of growth in the overall annual revenue the industry now generates, also in the number of new helical pile manufacturers in North American along with an enormous increase in the number of contractors that install helical piles and anchors. . . learn more here Adds Installation Contractor Listings for France & the United Kingdom

Helical pile manufacturer and HPW supporter, GoliathTech Piles with headquarters in Magog, Quebec, recently expanded the company’s franchisee network to include France and the United Kingdom with the addition of its first franchisee listings in each country.. . . read about it now by the Numbers - Valuable Resources for the Entire Helical Pile Industry

Since our start in February of 2011, has charted a course designed to help grow the helical pile industry by bringing important information to all the pile manufacturers, distributors, contractors, engineers, code officials, educators and equipment suppliers that comprise our industry . . . more

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

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

Helical Pile Industry 2020 Review and 2021 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 2020 versus 2019.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2021 . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2019 Review and 2020 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 2019 versus 2018.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2020 . . . more

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

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

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A Tribute to an Amazing Person, a U.S. Navy Officer & Engineer, a Civil Engineering Professor, an Author of Multiple Publications, a Multiple Triathlons & Marathons Competitor, a Devoted Family Man and an MVP for the Helical Pile Industry - Samuel Clemence, Ph.D., P.E. . . . more about Sam’s accomplishments here

HPW-DFI Helical Piles-Tiebacks-Anchors Trade Show & Educational Seminar in Bonner Springs Kansas was a Huge Success & Received Very Positive Reviews from Attendees & Exhibitors

Over (240) people from six countries enjoyed two full days of technical presentations from industry experts and live demonstrations of helical pile installations, dynamic and static load tests and equipment manufacturers demonstrations . . . learn more here & watch the drone video

City of Los Angeles has Finally Approved the Use of Helical Piles for New Construction which Includes Seismic Design Categories D, E and F

The approval comes with some conditions that installation contractors and engineers need to understand . . . more

*** 228,158 Helical Piles to be Installed on One Project ***

HPW would like to know if anyone anywhere in the world is aware of a helical pile project where the total number of the helical piles installed was more than 228,158, which is the predicted total to be installed for the Travers Solar Farm Project in Alberta, Canada . . . more

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NEW Helical Piles for a Boardwalk in Environmentally Sensitive Areas

The Techno Metal Post team in Colorado completed this boardwalk project not only within an environmentally sensitive area, but also during the winter months .  . . read about it now

NEW What is Buckling? - by CHANCE Engineer Ben Jennings, P.E.

Learn more about buckling, buckling capacity, and how to avoid having helical piles buckle under load . . . lean more

NEW Site Complications: Unwelcome Discoveries! by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

Discovery, as in uncovering the unknown while working on site, is nothing less than an annoyance, possibly evolving into a headache, or, with “Murphy’s Law,” a complete catastrophe . . . read about it here

NEW IDEAL has an Immediate Opening for a Pile Design Engineer with a Civil Engineering Degree & with Experience in Geotechnical and/or Structural Engineering Preferred . . . read the job description here

Helical Piles for Boardwalks, Pedestrian Bridges, and Bat Boxes in Environmentally Sensitive Areas - by Techno Metal Post

To build off our previous article entitled “Foundations in Environmentally Sensitive Areas”, we wanted to provide an example of a project where this occurred . . . learn more here

CHANCE Helical Anchors for Marine & Mooring Applications

Helical anchors are a versatile, eco-friendly, easy to install, and cost-effective technology for marine and mooring applications . . . learn more here

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HPW is Pleased to Welcome StraightLine Construction to Our Website

The company was founded over forty years ago in southern CO. and has grown to include five locations covering three states . . . learn more

‘58 Foundations Chattanooga Receives the Better Business Bureau 2023 Torch Award for Ethics . . . read about it here

‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing Wins 2022 Top Workplace Award for Professional Development & Employee Appreciation . . . learn more here

‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing Wins (7) Awards in 2022 Including the Inc. 5000 #1 Ranking for a Construction Company for the Company’s Three Year Growth Rate  . . . read about it now

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Power Lift Foundation Systems to Our Website

With offices in Dallas, TX and Wichita, KS, Power Lift Foundation Systems serves clients in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas and Missouri . . . more

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Earth Tech, LLC - a Geotechnical Services Design-Build Contractor to Our Website

As one of Florida’s largest geotechnical services contracting firms, the company is new expanding to offer services in Georgia and South Carolina . . . more

US HELICALS - a Multi-Faceted Company that Provides Helical Piles and Installation Services for Projects Ranging from Residential to Commercial . . . more

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Coastal Foundations Solutions to Our Website

Coastal Foundation Solutions (CFS) was founded as a marine contractor, Florida Marine Construction, that has serviced the marine construction needs of Southwest Florida for over 30 years . . . more

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