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A Snapshot Look at Average Installed Helical Pile Prices Across the United States

What is the average cost of a 20’ deep helical pile?  HPW is asked this question frequently, and our first response is . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2015 Review and 2016 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included nine helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2015 versus 2014.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2016 . . . more

HPW Polls Helical Pile and Anchor Manufacturers to Determine the Combined Annual Revenue for Products Sold Into both the Civil and Utility Markets - Incredible Growth Over the Last Ten or So Years

The majority of manufacturers are willing to share revenue numbers while others have no interest in sharing at all.  The result of the survey yields what we feel is an accurate approximation of annual revenues for U.S. manufacturers for both the civil and utility markets . . . more

HPW Welcomes Mr. Michael Perlow JR., P.E. To Its Technical Advisory Team

Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. brings 40 years of experience in marine, coastal, land-based geotechnical, foundation engineering and helical pile design knowledge . . . more

A Close Up Look at Seven Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by seven of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Ram Jack Systems Distribution, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division - Foundation Supportworks - Hubbell-Chance - IDEAL Foundation Systems - Earth Contact Products and Empire Piers. . . more

Is it Time for Consolidation to Begin in the Helical Pile Industry?

Industry consolidation is a phenomenon that has been happening on the planet since the very first competitors realized that it made more financial sense to join forces rather than competing for the same dollar and watching that very dollar diminish in size . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2014 Review and 2015 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included nine helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2014 versus 2013.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2015 . . . more

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Soliciting Assistance for a Major Helical (Screw) Pile – Seismic Research Study Project is teaming with the DFI to assist with the dissemination of information to help form and launch this important project designed to increase the acceptance of helical (screw) piles in seismic zones D, E and F . . . more

NEW DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Pursuing ASTM Standards for Testing Helical Pile Steel Components

Moncef Souissi, IAS Lab Technical Manager for CTL Thompson, first introduced the concept of adding this testing standard to AC358 - the ICC-ES acceptance criteria for helical piles . . . more

NEW  Only a Few Weeks Left to Register and Make Plans to Attend the DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar August 10-12 in Ontario, California

The first day of the technical program, August 11, will focus on helical piles and anchors in seismic and lateral load conditions, while on August 12 there will be a live demonstration of helical pile installations and testing sponsored by JRW Foundations in Redlands, CA . . . more

Helical Pile Manufacturers Come Together (Again) to Consider Changes to ICC-ES AC358 for Larger Diameter Helical Piles

Recently a conference call took place to address the issues surrounding updating the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria AC358 for Helical Piles Systems and Devices . . . more

Helical Pile Shake Table Testing Video is a * MUST SEE *

This first-of-a-kind compelling video footage will be shown for the first time by Dr. Amy Cerato as part of her presentation at the DFI SuperPile’16 Conference on June 8th in Chicago . . . more

A+ Grade for University of Oklahoma’s Dr. Amy Cerato and Her Helical Pile Seismic Testing Team at the University of California San Diego NEES Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table

This author was honored to have witnessed days of extremely detailed preparation by Dr. Cerato and her team of grad students, a tremendous effort by the contracting crew . . . more

DFI Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Testing at the UCSD Shake Table Facility in San Diego is in High Gear with the First Test Scheduled to Take Place This Week

Dr. Amy Cerato and her team have been working some long hours to get all of the instrumented piles installed and ready for testing to begin . . . more

DFI Speakers Call for Presentation Abstracts for the 2016 Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar on Use of Helical Piles and Tiebacks in Seismic & Lateral Load Conditions . . . more          

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NEW Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) Hosted a Transmission & Substation Foundations Design Seminar on June 14-15 at Company Headquarters in Centralia

The two-day seminar included classroom instruction, field installation/testing, and manufacturing capabilities. . . more

NEW  IDEAL Group Receives ESR-3750 from ICC-ES for Company’s Two 2.875” Diameter Helical Piles

The IDEAL team was very excited when they recently received notice from the ICC-ES engineers that two of the company’s 2.875” diameter helical pile were certified per ESR-3750 . . . more

NEW Two Techno Metal Post Installers Get Great Project Write Ups in Two Construction Industry Magazines

Techno Metal Post of Albany installed piles for a large boardwalk project, and Techno Metal Post of South Central PA was interviewed for the company’s depth of experience installing helical piles . . . more

Helical Anchors Inc. Recently Supplied (250) 4.50” Round Shaft Helical Piles for a Fast Track Railroad Repair

A stretch of BNSF track in central Minnesota experienced settlement issues which required an extraordinary repair effort . . . more

Earthquakes and Helical Piles - A Techno Metal Post Dealer in Homer, AK Experienced a Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in Late January 2016

Dealer was happy to report that houses in the region founded and/or underpinned with helical piles experienced no settlement or damage from the earthquake . . . more

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NEW TEK Installs (30) Helical Piles to Support Three Noise Reduction Structures for DTE at Their New Milford, PA Facility

Noise Solutions is well aware of the benefits of using helical piles to support their structures which is why they reached out to TEK to install the needed piles . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Southeast Installs (8) Helical Piles to Restore a Rock Hill, SC Residence with a Brick Porch that Settled Up to Five Inches

The crew had to proceed carefully with the repair of this fragile brick porch and use two different foundation brackets in addition to installing a steel support bar . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack of Tennessee Installs (29) Helical Piles to Support Two New Chemical Storage Tanks in a Very Restricted Space

Engineers determined the soils could not support the new 3500 and 6000 gallon storage tanks with just a concrete pad inside the manufacturing plant in Memphis, TN . . . read about it now

NEW  Foundation Supportworks Teams with N Square to Install (79) Helical Tiebacks to Anchor a 20 ft. Deep Sheet Pile Sea Wall

The helical tiebacks were installed up to 94 ft. to support a 216 ft. long x 60 ft. wide L- shaped inlet waterway that was constructed to create a private residence boat harbor . . . read about it now

Helical Piles of New York Installs (25) Piles for an Elevated House in Amity Harbor, NY

The house suffered major damage from Super Storm Sandy, and the homeowner decided to save it and have it elevated two feet above the new BFE code . . . more

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HPW is Pleased to Welcome TEK Piles as a New Participant on Our Site

TEK Piles and TEK Construction Services is a full service construction company specializing in helical pile foundation systems and serving the Marcellus and Utica shale gas midstream industry . . . more

Ram Jack of South Carolina Responded Immediately to an Urgent Request to Help Save a House in Columbia, SC During the Recent Historic Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin

Flood waters washed away the soils and part of the house foundation, and without emergency expert help from the Ram Jack foundation team, the house would have surely been destroyed . . . read about it now

Ram Jack Southeast Opens New Office in Knoxville, TN

The new office will provide services in the northwest Georgia and eastern Tennessee regions . . . more

Gulf Breeze, FL Home Saved from Massive Storm Damage Because of Helical Piles

On April 29th last year, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Pensacola, FL in a 24 hour period destroyed or severely damaged many, many houses, but this house was saved by helical piles . . . more

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