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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 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

NEW 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

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

From the Editor

NEW SSRG Installs (12) Helical Piles for Supporting an Historic Building Renovation in the OTR District of Cincinnati

The soils on the site consisted of clay and sand and did not have the necessary bearing capacity, and the site had significant space limitations . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with Thrasher to Install (8) Helical Tieback Anchors to Repair and Stabilize a Retaining Wall in Omaha, NE

A section of the wall had an approximate 6 inch bow, and the fill soils extended to depths of 13 to 28 feet . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack Tennessee Installs (36) Helical Piles to Support a 70 ft. Cylindrical Storage Tank

Due to the tank’s height combined with the weight of the contents required both 5.5” and 2.875” O.D. piles to resist compression, tension and overturning loads . . . read about it now

NEW ECP Teams with Dalinghaus Construction to Install (114) Helical Piles and Anchors to Support a New Swimming Pool in Murrieta, CA

Dalinghaus crews previously underpinned the 7,100 sq. ft. house on this piece of ground, then they were called back to install helical piles and anchors to stabilize a settling swimming pool, walkways and hardscapes . . . read about it now

NEW Foundation Recovery Systems Installs (7) Helical Piles to Lift and Stabilize a House in Chillicothe, MO

The maintenance supervisor noticed cracks on the inside and outside of the office building . . . more


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NEW Rocky "The Yard Dog" a Danbro Difference Maker

Yard Manager, Rocky Powers, recently received praise from a long-time Danbro customer for consistently exceeding expectations with order preparations and loading products on to customer’s trailer . . . more

NEW ECP is Continuing the Search for Qualified Helical Pile Installation Contractors in (11) States . . . click here to learn more

NEW Earth Anchoring Suppliers is Awarded Minority Business Enterprise Certification . . . more

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

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

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



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NEW 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

NEW 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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