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MacLean Power Systems Streetlight Foundations is a one-piece steel pile used to support light poles, and the MPS helical foundation is rotated into the soil using simple hydraulic equipment . . . learn more here

ECP Releases Tenth Edition Design and Technical Service Manual

Unlike other technical manuals, there is nothing left out of the 10th edition that prevents the reader from performing design analysis and arriving at a workable solution . . . learn more

Liberty Lake Park: Where the Talk Led to the Walk! by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

A bulkhead was needed in the popular pavilion section of the park to prevent erosion, and a walkway was also constructed - both projects utilizing helical piles . . . more

Compression Testing a Helical Pile in Less-Than-Ideal Conditions

Hubbell-CHANCE engineer, Shawn Downey, was asked to complete a compression test on a helical pile in a remote area of Mato Grosso, in west-central Brazil . . . read more here

5 Questions about Load Tests on Helical Piles [Answered]

Helical pile installers and designers get this question all the time: “Do I need to do full scale load testing?” The answer is: “it depends” . . . click here to learn more

Are Helicals More Expensive than Concrete?

New PierTech blog article provides valuable information about comparing helical foundations to other types . . . click here to learn more

Helical Foundations for Elevators by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

Access, mobilization, and no vibration are frequently at issue with elevator shafts, pits and pads . . . more

3 Advantages of Helical Tiebacks vs Conventional Grouted Tendon Methods

A comparison of CHANCE® helical tiebacks, a pre-engineered mechanical anchoring system for permanent and temporary shoring, versus the conventional grouted tendon methods . . . read about it now

Pucks & Piles - Patriot Foundation Systems Teams with Earth Tech to Install (325) Helical Piles for NHL’s Florida Panthers Facility in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Due to the close proximity of an existing structure, a portion of the selected building location had to be redesigned from shallow foundations to helical piles . . . more

Helical Load Tests: The Low-Down on the Load Test

Recently, Danbro provided some on-site assistance with a load test for an expansion of a municipal building in New Jersey . . . more

New Hubbell-Chance Building Code Reports with Seismic Ratings for Helical Piles

CHANCE® helical systems and devices have been in compliance with ICC-ES code requirements for years, but now they have been approved for projects in Seismic Design Categories D, E, & F . . . 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 - ECP, GoliathTech, Helical Anchors, Inc., Hubbell Power Systems - Chance, IDEAL Foundation Systems, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division, Patriot Foundation Systems, Ram Jack Systems Distribution, Roterra Piling, Supportworks, and Techno Metal Post    . . . more

IDEAL Installer CMI Installs 4.92 Miles of Helical Piles to Support a 110,000 Square Foot Building in a Redevelopment Project in Ithaca, NY . . . more

228,158 Helical Piles are Being Installed for the Travers Solar Farm Project in Alberta, Canada

Roterra Piling Ltd recently announced the company’s involvement with the construction of the Travers Solar Farm Project as a helical pile installation contractor . . . more

CHANCE® Instant Foundations for Signage, Communication & Lighting Projects or Other Above-Grade or At- Grade Applications

A CHANCE Instant Foundation for signage, communication and lighting projects can help by providing an easy-to-install solution that can be immediately loaded, thus letting progress continue . . . more

Helicals for Environmental Remediation: Clean and Green by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

For over a decade, through the 1990s, Danbro installers were busy supporting residences on pilings, while remediation contractors removed and replaced the contaminated soils caused by rusted and leaking oil tanks . . . more

CHANCE Sustainable Foundation Solutions

Not only can helical pile foundations be used to support green technology such as solar panel and wind turbine foundations, helical piles themselves are also a green building choice . . . more

Tavo Packaging: Helicals Pass the Test! by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

An excellent pile design change by Steve Gencorelli, P.E. produced an outstanding load test result with only 0.28” of settlement and a very happy client . . . more

IDEAL Teams with CMI Structural Solutions to Install (101) Helical Piles for ESL Federal Credit Union Building

The site had contaminated soils that would be difficult and expensive to remove, as well as time­ consuming, so helical piles were the perfect piling choice . . . more

Helical Install Meets Code and Achieves the Deadline - by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

Danbro installer, Pigs Heaven, was under the gun, figuratively speaking, but met the project deadline with no shots fired (metaphorically speaking) . . . more

Danbro VP, Pat Haffert, Provides Insight on What has to be One of the Toughest-Ever Helical Installs

Access was severely limited, both overhead in the interior (in addition to tight spots) and underneath the boardwalk where the helical to bracket to floor joists connections took place, and all of the bracket connection work had to be done at low tide . . . more

Construction not Disruption: “Business as Usual” for Customer

Imagine trying to conduct “business as usual” in a building that is being renovated with a new interior second floor addition - that’s exactly what happened on this project . . . learn about it here

Danbro VP, Pat Haffert, Provides Insight on What has to be One of the Toughest-Ever Helical Installs

Access was severely limited, both overhead in the interior (in addition to tight spots) and underneath the boardwalk where the helical to bracket to floor joists connections took place, and all of the bracket connection work had to be done at low tide . . . more

Roterra Piling is Manufacturing & Installing (1,534) 5.5” Helical Piles for a Solar Power Plant Next to a Canadian Industrial Complex . . . learn about it here

IDEAL Group - Helical Piles in an Active Stone Mine in Missouri

Challenges included extreme overhead restrictions (6’-6”) and width restrictions (8’-6”) inside an existing building where the primary crusher is housed . . . more

When to Evaluate Helical Pile Bucking Capacity by Supportworks Engineer Don Deardorff, P.E.

Helical piles are slender deep foundation elements, and evaluating buckling potential should be part of the design process for every helical pile project that involves compression loading . . . click here to read the article

Highway Heavy and Helicals by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

A series of recent transportation/highway tiebacks for the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) I-295/I-76/Route 42 Interchange project illustrate the increasing recognition of the viability of helical anchors for earth retention on highways and bridges . . . more

Marketing Your Business: Perform On Site Promote On Line

Danbro marketing VP, Pat Haffert, has spent the past twenty three years in the helical business, and he offers some sage advice for promoting the marketing of your contracting business . . . more

Roterra Installs (664) Large Capacity Helical Piles in the Rocky Mountains to Start 2021

Roterra was engaged by a developer for a residential complex in the Rocky Mountains that included town homes, apartment buildings and amenities facilities . . . more

Ram Jack is First Helical Pile Manufacturer to Receive Its Revised ESR-1854 that Now Includes Compliance to the Seismic Design Categories D, E and F

Ram Jack takes the lead on this important issue of having code-approved products for engineers to specify for projects in the high seismic zones . . . more

Helicals for Power Plants by Danbro’s Pat Haffert

If the various advantages and benefits of specifying helical piles and anchors for deep foundations could be condensed into two words, they would probably be “site friendly” . . . more

Roterra’s Helical Piles were Recently Selected as the Preferred Deep Foundation Solution for a New Two-Story Crematorium

The largest of the helical piles on this project was a triple 34” (864mm) helix diameter with 1” thick 50W plate . . . more

Roterra's Helical Piles were Selected as the Deep Foundation Solution for an Innovative Toyota Dealership Being Built in the World-Renowned West Edmonton Mall . . . more

GoliathTech Piles has been Very Instrumental in Providing the Necessary Information to the CCMC so that Much Needed Specifications and Enforcement Guidelines will Soon be Implemented . . . more

Contractor’s Hell… Pigs Heaven!

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.  As many contractors have learned on certain troubled jobs, Murphy was an optimist . . . more

Roterra Recently Completed Two Successful Pre-production Static Compressive Load Tests for a Residential Apartment Complex . . . more

IDEAL Foundation Systems Helical Pile Foundations Used to Construct COVID-19 Field Hospitals in New York

As part of the state and federal response to COVID 19, a temporary hospital at Stony Brook University was built by FEMA in a matter of days . . . more

The Economic Viability of Grouted Helical Micropiles: A Case Study

Multiple options for the deep foundations were explored including geo piers, driven pipe piles and large diameter helical piles, but grouted smaller diameter helical piles provided the best overall solution . . . more

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

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

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

ECP Teams with Dalinghaus Construction to Install (5) Helical Piles on an Historic House in Orange, CA

The historic house was built prior to 1890 and the homeowner decided to call Dalinghaus when he noticed several cracks on the outside and inside walls of the house . . . read about it now

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

The Danbro Difference

Marketing Director, Pat Haffert, defines how The Danbro Difference was instrumental in an important sales situation by gaining the confidence of a new customer . .  more

GoliathTech Announces Expansion Projects and Sets Sights on Europe

The Magog-based company GoliathTech, a Canadian leader in manufacturing and installing helix screw piles, has announced a major North American expansion plan to be rolled out over the next 5 years, while setting its sights on Europe . . . more

Danbro’s Engineering Support Team Helps Installer - Chesterfield Associates - Win the Bid for the Deep Foundations for an Addition to the Bay Shore, NY Fire Department

The competitive advantage was IDEAL’s 3.50” O.D. helical pile that delivers as much capacity as other manufacturers’ 4.50” helical piles . . . more

IDEAL & Danbro Help Installer Win a Hotly Contested Bid for a Large Project at the U.S. Naval Academy

When Phil Scheid of Levelift Foundations, LLC won the contract for the Terwilliger Center at the Naval Academy over 14 other bidders, he blinked . . . more

Danbro’s Nick Gill Provides Much Appreciated Support for Installation Equipment, Training and Project Site Support for Installers

Recently Nick provided technical support for installer Cornerstone Masonry on a senior citizen apartment building project in Seaside Heights, NJ . . . more

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