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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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NEW The Time is Right Now to Register for SuperPile’21.  The Event is Being Held in Philadelphia June 23-25.  Click Here to Register

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

Another Major Milestone for Qualifying Helical Piles as Effective Deep Foundations that can Successfully Mitigate the Forces of a Seismic Liquefaction Event

Dr. Ramin Motamed, Associate Professor | Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Nevada Reno, recently released a paper that details the results of large scale shake table experiment on the successful performance of helical piles in liquefiable soils . . . more

NEW Groundworks Company Installs (8) Helical Piles to Stabilize and Repair an Aging Home in Chattanooga, TN

There were concerns with massive wall failure during digging, partially because of no brick ties, but the crew exercised extreme care by bracing the wall . . . more

NEW Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installing (82) Helical Piles for Distillery Renovations in OTR Cincinnati

Helical piles with a (5) helix bearing plate configuration were proposed as an effective solution to achieve required capacities in this type of soil . . . more

NEW MacLean Civil Products was Asked to Provide High-Strength Excalibur Displacement Piles for Feasibility Testing on a Proposed (8) Story Mixed-Use Building Northeast of Seattle . . . read about it now

Techno Metal Post Alaska Installs (6) Helical Piles for a Platform to Accommodate a Satellite Dish in Scammon Bay, Alaska

Just accessing the remote Alaska town was tough enough with travel for over 10,000# of equipment and materials required the use of aircraft . . . more

ECP Teams with Midwest Foundation Tech to Install (94) Helical Piles for Three Houses in Hartville, OH

Soil testing revealed approximately 12’ of fill over 16’ of peat and very soft organic clay.that was underlain by very stiff silty clay . .. . read about it now

Supportworks Teams with Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin to Install (28) Helical Piles for a College Admission Center in De Pere, WI

A helical test probe was performed to further characterize the thickness of the very stiff to hard clay stratum and the soil conditions below the bottom of the boring . . . read about it now


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NEW 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

NEW  HP as Plan B: A Helical Alternate Turns NO into GO!

Long time Danbro installer, Vaspoli Builders, installed (105) IDEAL 3.5” round shaft helical piles 27’ and 37’ deep (on average) in clusters of four to support column loads for a seven story multi-use structure on Philadelphia’s Broad St . . . more

NEW  EAS’ Nate Seguin Gives You the Top Reasons to Use CHANCE®’s HeliCAP V3.0 Design Software . . . learn more here

NEW 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

NEW  Overcoming Helical Pile Design Engineering Challenges

CHANCE engineer, Ben Jennings, walks you through some of the key benefits of using HeliCAP v3.0 Helical Design Software . . . more

EAS Teams with Breslin Contracting to Continue Improving the City of Wilmington

CHANCE’s helical pile material (RS2875.276) saved the owners valuable time while cutting costs . . .learn more

Hubbell-Chance Recently Posted an Article on the CHANCE® Foundation Solutions Blog - Helical Pile Shaft Optimization by Gary Seider . . . click here to read the article


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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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