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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

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NEW RUNNING OUT OF TIME to Register for the Deep Foundations institute 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations Being Held October 15-18 in the Chicago Hilton . . . click here to register

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 many hundreds of times, so we want to remind all educators and others that may not be aware of its existence to learn about this valuable helical pile and helical anchor educational resource . . . 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

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



From the Editor

NEW Florida Foundation Authority Installs Helical Piles to Underpin a Settling House in Deltona, FL

Cracks in exterior walls of the house were the result of differential settlement, and helical piles were installed to secure the owners’ home . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Mississippi Installs (60) Helical Piles to Anchor a Sheet Pile Wall that Saved an IHOP in Meridan, MS

Just off I-20 the IHOP parking lot collapsed due to the formation of a very large sinkhole that was approximately 24 ft. from the side of the restaurant . . . read about it now

NEW Supportworks Teams with Foundation Repair of Western Colorado to Install (69) Helical Piles to Support a Swimming Pool in Aspen, CO

The site for the pool contained a substantial amount of cobbles and boulders that necessitated on-the-fly adjustments to the installation plans . . . read about it now

NEW Scobbo Foundation Systems of New York Installs (8) Helical Piles to Underpin an Historic Cove Landing Boat House in Glen Cove, NY

All materials had to be transported by a barge and the work schedule was dictated by the changing tides for this challenging project on Long Island . . . more

NEW ECP Teams with Atlas Piers of Atlanta to Install (1130) Helical Piles and Anchors for a Very Demanding Project in Lake Bentonville, AR

A mile long boardwalk and two observation decks were constructed in lots of waste deep water along with significant height restrictions for equipment due to the close proximity to an airport . . . read about it now



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NEW  Danbro Distributors, Representing IDEAL Foundation Products, has Hired a Business Development Professional

R. Scott Crosthwait has a rich career history in new business development working successfully with architects and contractors in Northeastern U.S. . . . more

NEW  Earth Anchoring Suppliers Helps Breslin Contracting on the Banks of the Broadkill River

The Milton Delaware Public Library sits just a few feet from the river, and the foundation was in serious jeopardy due to a failing bulkhead that has shielded the structure’s foundation for decades . . . more

NEW Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) Civil Division Recently Added (3) New HeliCAP Online Tutorials to Help New Users Navigate the Software and to Learn About Important New Features in the Ver. 3 Release . . . more

NEW The CHANCE Engineering Team will be at the DFI 44th Annual Conference October 15-18 in Chicago . . . more

NEW Pier Tech Systems Recently Showcased the Company’s Tilt-Up Insta-Brace Anchor at the 2019 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in Atlanta . . . learn more

Helical Anchors Inc. Partners with Established Helical Pile Distributor Patriot Foundation Systems to Service the Entire Southeastern U.S.

This partnership will provide large inventories of HAI products for cost effective distribution to Florida and the Southeastern U.S. . . . more


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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

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




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