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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  Abstracts are Due NOW for the HPW-DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Outdoor Expo and Educational Conference - April 27-28, 2022 in Bonner Springs, KS Near Kansas City. . . learn more here

Recently Released Paper - An Experimental Evaluation of Helical Piles as a Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlement Mitigation Measure

Dr. Motamed and his associates released a paper that details the results of conducting simulations of a liquefaction event using a 2.9 meter tall laminar soil box located at Powell Laboratory at UC San Diego facility . . . more

*** 228,158 Helical Piles to be Installed on One Project ***

HPW would like to know if anyone anywhere in the world is aware of a helical pile project where the total number of the helical piles installed was more than 228,158, which is the predicted total to be installed for the Travers Solar Farm Project in Alberta, Canada . . . more

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


NEW Ram Jack Texas Installs (26) Helical Piles to Raise an Exterior Beam for a Church Near Burlington, TX

When the weather finally cooperated, Ram Jack crews were able to install the required helical piles and raise the exterior beam 12 to 15 inches . . . more

NEW Groundworks Company Lifts, Stabilizes Freestanding Chimney in Richmond, VA

Two helical piles – 2-7/8” O.D. steel tubes with 8” and 10” helix blades and an allowable capacity of 20,000 lbs. – were then installed underneath the fireplace footing . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin to Install Helical Piles to Support Substation Thrust Block & Superstructure

Loose to very loose soils with SPT blow count values of 0 (weight of hammer) to 5 blows per foot were encountered from the geotechnical soils profile . . . more

NEW ECP Installer McDowell Pile King Installs (7) Helical Torque Anchors to Support a Settling Slab that Houses Battery Pack Backup Systems

The room was located 300 feet from the nearest entrance, there was very low headroom clearance, and the crew encountered solid fill that required pre-drilling for several of the anchors . . . more

Groundworks Company Lifts, Repairs Porch with Helical Pile, Concrete Lifting Near Moberly, MO

The pile’s installation depth reached 16’ at 2000 psi, and a section of an I-beam was used to help shim the pile down and enable the crew to lift the porch . . . more

Ram Jack Texas Installs (11) 3.4” Helical Piles to Lift Warehouse in Coppell, TX

Warehouse panels had settled 2-3 inches on one of the corners, but the crew was successful lifting the panels and stabilizing that portion of the structure . . . more


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NEW New Hubbell-Chance Building Code Reports with Seismic Ratings for Helical Piles

CHANCE® helical systems and devices have been in compliance with ICC-ES code requirements for years, but now they have been approved for projects in Seismic Design Categories D, E, & F . . . more

NEW Danbro Installers Are No Turkeys… or Are They?

On this Thanksgiving and every day, we are very thankful for our professional and personal relationships with these outstanding organizations and all-around fine people . . . more

Helicals for Environmental Remediation: Clean and Green by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

For over a decade, through the 1990s, Danbro installers were busy supporting residences on pilings, while remediation contractors removed and replaced the contaminated soils caused by rusted and leaking oil tanks . . . more

CHANCE® Instant Foundations for Signage, Communication & Lighting Projects or Other Above-Grade or At- Grade Applications

A CHANCE Instant Foundation for signage, communication and lighting projects can help by providing an easy-to-install solution that can be immediately loaded, thus letting progress continue . . . more

IDEAL Installer CMI Installs 4.92 Miles of Helical Piles to Support a 110,000 Square Foot Building in a Redevelopment Project in Ithaca, NY . . . more

228,158 Helical Piles are Being Installed for the Travers Solar Farm Project in Alberta, Canada

Roterra Piling Ltd recently announced the company’s involvement with the construction of the Travers Solar Farm Project as a helical pile installation contractor . . . more

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NEW HPW is Pleased to Welcome Coastal Foundations Solutions to Our Website

Coastal Foundation Solutions (CFS) was founded as a marine contractor, Florida Marine Construction, that has serviced the marine construction needs of Southwest Florida for over 30 years . . . more

NEW HPW is Pleased to Welcome ‘58 Foundations to Our Website

For more than 60 years, ’58 Foundations has provided the highest-quality basement waterproofing, crawlspace encapsulation, foundation repair, and mold removal solutions for homes and commercial properties . . . more

NEW HPW is Pleased to Welcome Thompson Leveling & Services to Our Website

Thompson Leveling & Services  has been a certified installer of CHANCE® helical piles for the past 5 years and specializes in leveling commercial and residential structures, with their highest lift being 22 inches . . . more

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Dalinghaus Construction to Our Website

Dalinghaus started business in Southern California in 2011, and the business has grown steadily with an expansion to the Central Arizona region . . . click here to learn more

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

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