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Helical Pile Industry 2016 Review and 2017 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 2016 versus 2015.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2017 . . . more

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


NEW DIGGA North America is Showing Its Line of Torque Motors at Con/Agg-Con/Expo - 2,000 to 375,000 Ft. Lbs.

DIGGA North America is all set up and ready to roll at the 2017 CON/EXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas . . . more

NEW Pengo Will be Featuring a New Release of the Company’s TruLink® Torque Monitoring System at ConExpo-ConAgg March 7-11 in Las Vegas

Pengo’s booth #G4772 in the Gold Lot is the location where helical pile installation contractors attending the expo should visit to see and learn about the new and improved TruLink system . . . read about it now

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

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

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

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


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NEW  Patriot Foundation Systems Receives ESR-3370 from ICC-ES

ESR-3370 includes the company’s 2.875” O.D. (73 mm) x 0.217” Wall (5.51mm) helical pile and two brackets . . . more

NEW  IDEAL Foundation Systems ESR-3750 from ICC-ES is Updated to Include (3) Additional Helical Pile & Bracket Products

Company receives certification for 1.5” RCS and (2) 3.50” O.D. helical piles plus (3) new brackets . . . more

NEW Helical Anchors, Inc. Supplies (400) Helical Tieback Anchors for a Large Retaining Wall Project

2.875” O.D. helical anchors with (4) 12” helix bearing plates were installed in four rows for this 24 ft. high retaining wall . . . more

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

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


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NEW MacLean Civil Products Teams with Construction Services, Inc. to Install (250) Helical Piles for New Construction Project in Moorpark, California

An existing CMU property line wall was deemed to be non-compliant by code officials, and a new .wall had to be constructed to meet seismic Zone D requirements . . . more

NEW  Foundation Stabilizers Installs (32) Helical Piles for a Park Pavilion in Ulster NY that Overlooks the Hudson River

Helical piles were specified for the foundation primarily for tension capacity so the structure would not move or be washed away in floods or high winds . . . more

NEW  EagleLift Installs (25) Helical Piles for a Foundation Augmentation & Seismic Upgrade Project for a Structure in El Segundo, CA

Caissons were originally specified but due to very low head clearance helical piles were an easy alternative choice . . . more

NEW  Ram Jack Teams with Versa Grade to Install (193) Helical Piles for Side-by-Side Structures Near Reno, NV

Extremely expansive soils on this site necessitated a 6” void space be included in the foundation design beneath the grade beam to account for soil expansion . . . read about it now

NEW  Foundation Supportworks Teams with Foundation Support Works by Woods to Install (14) Helical Piles for a Hospital Expansion in Mount Vernon, IL

A second story was being added to the hospital, and the helical piles had to be installed to support new columns without interruptions to hospital operations . . . 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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