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A Close Up Look at Ten Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by ten of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Earth Contact Products, Foundation Supportworks, GoliathTech, Helical Anchors, Inc., Hubbell-Chance, IDEAL Foundation Systems,

MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division, Patriot Foundation Systems, Ram Jack Systems Distribution and Techno Metal Post    . . . more

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 The Little Inventor That Could

MCDA company founder, Gina Beim, has a great success story to share about helping an inventor of a concrete pouring system with all of the marketing and public relations development he needed to gain worldwide exposure . . . more

NEW DIGGA’s SD80 60K Anchor Drive Equipped with the Ryno Hitch was Just What the Contractor Needed to Install (120) PierTech 8.625” O.D. Hercules Piles in Tough Texas Caliche Soils

The caliche soils in Texas are notoriously tough to penetrate, so the combination of the SD80 motor with the Ryno Hitch mounted on a large excavator and the high capacity Hercules piles from PierTech was a winning combination . . . more

NEW 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 by by 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 now. . . more

NEW IFCEE 2018 Call for Abstracts

The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), GeoInstitute of the ASCE (G-I), and Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) will again join together to host the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2018) at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida from March 5-10, 2018 . . . click here to learn more

How Good is Your Weld?

CTL Thompson design engineer, Wayne Thompson, P.E., presents an engineer’s perspective about the pitfalls and significant consequences of having (potential) weld failures on helical piles during installation . . . more

DIGGA’s SD70 Supa Series Anchor Drive with 50,000 Plus Torque Rating was a Real Workhorse for this (450) Large Diameter Helical Project

CMI Structural Solutions had a challenging site on their hands for the installation of (450) 5.50” helical piles near Rochester, NY, but the SD70 with the DIGGA Ryno Cradle Mount made the installation go much faster . . . more

MCDA Consulting Explores the Challenges of International Marketing for Helical Pile Manufacturers & Engineering Companies

Company president, Gina Beim, P.E., has significant experience with international marketing, and she offers valuable insight on challenges helical pile manufacturers and engineering companies face when marketing internationally . . . more

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NEW PierTech Systems Patented Cross Locktm Connection Saves Valuable Time & Money for Installers

The patented connection system virtually eliminates bolt hole elongation by taking the bolts out of compression and torque during installation . . . more

NEW  Helical Anchors, Inc. Supplies (4) 3.50” O.D. Helical Piles for a Recreational Facility by a Lake in Minnesota

The piles were installed to a depth of (60) feet due to multiple layers of poorly graded and loose sandy soils . . . more

NEW  Ram Jack Systems Distribution is Hosting a Webcast on March 1 - Helical Design: Code Compliance and Effects of Seismic Activity

Speakers for this one hour V1 Education Accredited webcast include Ram Jack engineering director, Darrin Willis, P.E. and Amy Cerato, Ph.D., P.E. Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor University of Oklahoma . . . click here to learn more

PierTech Systems Receives ESR-3969 from ICC-ES for 2.875” O.D. Helical Pile & Brackets

PierTech’s ESR-3060 includes certification for its helical pile, (2) brackets and the company’s patented connection solution . . . more

HAI Supplies 2.875” O.D. with 0.217” Wall Helical Piles to Strengthen a Residential Foundation in Portland, OR

(20) helical piles and underpinning brackets were used to increase the capacity of the foundation . . . more

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NEW  Ram Jack Solid Foundations Installs (450) Helical Piles to Preserve the Williston Florida Police and Fire Station

Not only was this critically important structure settling, but it was positioned on a growing sinkhole . . . read about it now

NEW MacLean Civil Products Teams with Construction Services, Inc. to Install (130) Helical Piles for Large Underpinning Project in Irvine California

This tilt up structure experienced differential settlement over the years, and the owners decided to have the entire structure stabilized with helical piles . . . more

NEW  Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin Installs (21) Helical Piles for an Elevated Boardwalk on a Tough Site

A Lull material handler with a 45-foot extendable boom was needed to install (16) of the piles . . . read about it now

NEW Foundation Stabilizers Installs (45) MVP Helical Piles for a Large Swimming Pool Project in LEFRAK CITY in Queens

Fill and debris on this site necessitated pre-drilling for many of the grouted MacLean Civil Products MVP helical piles . . . more

Ram Jack Centro America Installs (11) Helical Piles to Lift and Stabilize House in Uvita, Costa Rica

Dealing with torrential rains and the endless screeching of Howler Monkeys, crews were able to lift the house 1.5” and place new beams and columns . . . read about it now

IDEAL Group Teams with Helical Drilling to Install (48) Deep Foundation Helical Piles as Part of the Renovation of Historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston

Difficult subsurface soil conditions that are common along Boston’s reclaimed waterfront posed challenges . . . more

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Ram Jack Foundation Solutions Owner, Rick Sykes, Perfects House Lifting Process for Coastal Homes to Meet the Revised BFE Code

Sykes worked closely with Ram Jack corporate engineers to develop the Sandy Bracket and then teamed with a house moving professional to perfect the lifting process . . . more

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Torcsill Foundations as a New Participant on Our Site, and Torcsill Recently Announced the Acquisition of AnchorPipe International

Founded in 2014 and with headquarters located in Pasadena, TX near Houston, Torcsill offers engineering, manufacturing and installation services of helical pile foundations . . . more

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

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