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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 Deep Foundations Institute Superpile 2017 Will be Held in Loews Coronado Bay, San Diego June 14-16 and Abstracts are DUE NOW

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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

A GREAT BIG THANKS Goes Out to Two Members of the DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee for Their Tireless Commitment to Gain Approval for Code Changes for Helical Piles in the 2015 IBC

The arduous process has taken more than a year and many, many hours of conference calls and code language reviews before being approved on October 25th at the IBC hearing in Kansas City . . . more

Gina Beim, P.E. and Founder of MCDA Consulting Offers Insight About the Challenges of Marketing to Engineers and Other Technical Folks

Gina explains the marketing and sales challenges facing owners and executives of engineering and other technical services companies, and she offers solutions designed to help bridge these obstacles to achieve successful growth . . . more

ICC-ES Approves Requested Changes to AC358 from Ad Hoc Committee Members to Include Larger Diameter Helical Pile Products

Round shaft products with diameters up to 4.50” and square shaft products with diameters up to 3.00” are now covered under AC358 . . . more

DIGGA U.S.A. Introduces the Telescopic Piling Extension (TPE)

The new TPE increases a skid steer loader’s reach for added helical pile installation reach and depth . . . more

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NEW 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

NEW 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

Gary Seider, Hubbell Power Systems Engineering Manager, Receives President’s Award from Deep Foundations Institute

Seider receives award for his leadership of the DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee seismic research project . . . read about it now

Helical Anchors, Inc. Is Expanding Into the Utility & Energy Markets

HAI has been manufacturing large diameter helical piles for some time and is now ready to offer complete solutions for the utility and energy markets . . . more

Helical Anchors, Inc. has Started In-House Training for Structural and Geotechnical Engineers

Structural and Geotechnical engineers can obtain valuable information about helical pile application design in addition to getting a plant tour . . . more

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NEW 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

NEW 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

NEW Ram Jack SE Installs (35) Helical Piles as Deep Foundations for Four New Equipment Slabs in New Orleans

Restricted space and low overhead made this a very challenging project especially to enable production to continue at the EnwaveUSA Thermal plant . . . read about it now

NEW Helical Piles of New York Installs (24) Chance Helical Pulldown Micropiles for an Elevated House Foundation in Massapequa, NY

HPNY crews completed the pile installations and all the concrete work on the project to raise the house two feet above the new BFE code . . . more

NEW MPS Civil Teams with Premium Technical Services and Foundation Stabilizers to Install (1076) MVP Helical Piles for a Large Project in Brooklyn

The new multi-story Kristol Auto Mall site was formerly a marina, and the foundation design specified 3.50” diameter MVP helical piles with an 8” grout column . . . more

NEW Foundation Supportworks Teams with N Square to Install (13) Helical Piles for a Swimming Pool in Fort Myers Beach

The geotechnical survey revealed unsuitable soils to support the pool and space at the site was quite restricted . . . read about it now

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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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