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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

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

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Helical Pile Manufacturer Roterra Piling to Our Site

Roterra Piling with manufacturing operations in both Canada and the U.S. is the latest helical pile manufacturer to recognize the value of participating on HPW . . . 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

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

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*** 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

NEW  *** Save These Dates *** for the HPW-DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Outdoor Expo and Educational Conference - April 27-28, 2022 in Bonner Springs, KS Near Kansas City. . . learn more here

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee Sends Request to City of Los Angeles for Approval of Helical Piles for New Construction Projects

The DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee Chair, Mark Bryant, recently sent a letter on behalf of the committee to the Permit and Engineering Bureau LADBS Office requesting an amendment of LABC Section 1810.3.1.5 to reflect the acceptance of helicals piles as referenced in CBC Section 1810.3.1.5 . . . learn more

R&D Testing and The Helical Market - by CTL Thompson Manager Ryan Beck

As many manufacturer’s seek new industries to venture in or continuing to expand in the current helical market, there is a need for new products and designs that will require testing to better understand the behavior of the product along with the capacity . . . more

NEVADA Today Article - “A Firm Foundation When the Ground is Shaky”

Liquefaction testing at UC San Diego reveals 11 inches of simulated structure settlement without helical piles and less than ½ inch when (4) helical piles are attached to the same structure . . . more


NEW Groundworks Company Stabilizes Hampton, VA Beach House with Helical Piles, Other Reinforcements

The crews had limited access to the area due to space and conservation restrictions, so the team needed to drive the piles with hand-held equipment. . . more

NEW Ram Jack Texas - Houston Installs (160) Helical Piles to Support Two Large Decks That Surround Two Trees for Rice University Near Downtown Houston

Because of the small working space and proximity to the trees, an arbor was called in to locate the root systems prior to helical pile installations . . . more

NEW Helical Anchors Inc. Installer EMIN Sistemas Geotecnicos Installs (33) Helical Piles to Support a Swimming Pool in Chile

The traditional solution contemplated an execution time of about 4 weeks, while the installation of helical piles only took 4 days to complete . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with Alpha Foundations to Install (29) Helical Piles for a Temporary Support System for a Joe’s Crab Shack in Fort Myers, FL

The existing structure needed to be temporarily supported while (22) badly deteriorated concrete piles were repaired . . . read about it now

NEW ECP Teams with Installer Park Range to Install 1-3/4” Square Bar Helical Piles to Support Vehicle Alignment Center Structural Pad in Parker, CO

Park Range also added new concrete grade beams, 8” thick heavily reinforced structural slab, exterior sloped surface drains, pavement modifications, extensive cosmetics in the finished areas, and major door and egress modifications . . . more

ECP Teams with Bay Area Underpinning to Install (45) Helical Piles as Deep Foundations for a Winery Renovation in St. Helena, CA

The engineers were concerned about poor soils in addition to uplift concerns due to the discovery of shallow groundwater . . . read about it now

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NEW 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

NEW  Construction not Disruption: “Business as Usual” for Customer  - a Project Profile by Hubbell-Chance

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 . . . read about it now

NEW 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

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NEW Breslin Contracting has a Job Opening for an Experienced Helical Pile Installer . . . click here to learn more

Breslin Contracting Wins Three Prestigious Awards in 2020 . . . see the awards here

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Breslin Contracting, Inc. to Our Site

Breslin is a full-service contracting company located in New Castle, Delaware, and the company has been installing CHANCE® helical piles and anchors since 2016 . . . more

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

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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