High Capacity Foundation Solutions for Difficult Site Conditions

Posted by CHANCE Foundation Solutions on Feb 11, 2020 10:13:00 AM

Traditional foundation methods can be tricky to implement when access is limited, overhead clearance is especially low, or soil conditions call for strict weight limitations. For instance, on swampy ground or low-quality soil, the machines needed to install conventional foundations cannot always operate safely or maneuver effectively.

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Topics: Construction, Foundations

Why Helical Piles are Effective for Foundation Repair

Posted by CHANCE Foundation Solutions on Feb 5, 2020 9:42:00 AM

With residential remedial foundation repair becoming a greater concern, the CHANCE® helical pile was developed in the mid-1980s and was issued a helical underpinning methods patent in 1992. This all sounds well and good, but the question remains: Why are helical piles so effective for remedial foundation repair?

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Topics: Foundations, Civil, Engineering, Contractors, Residential

What To Check If Your Helical Piles Are Breaking

Posted by Shawn Downey on Jan 30, 2020 9:15:00 AM

There is no equivalent for measuring torque directly in the tooling string.  Using differential pressure (or pressure drop across the motor) can work if it is properly set up and calibrated, but keep in mind that pressure is being measured, not torque. 

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Topics: Foundations, Civil, Torque

Effective Torque and Instantaneous Torque – What’s the Difference?

Posted by Gary Seider on Dec 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Capacity-to-torque relationships for helical piles are used frequently to determine termination criteria for helical piles.  Empirical relationships between installation torque and capacity have been established for several helical pile shaft sizes, including square shaft and pipe shaft piles.

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Topics: Civil, Engineering, Torque

How to Install Helical Anchors for Utility Poles in Rock-Hard Soil

Posted by Tim Staelens on Nov 29, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Caliche is best described as salt-cemented sand. Naturally occurring in arid and semi-arid regions, caliche is a dense, thick layer of rock-hard ground that anchor installing machines can barely scratch. CHANCE® engineers, wanting nature’s toughest test for their ROCK-IT™ helical anchor, took product to the Atacama Desert in Chile, to see if the square shaft anchor with a carbide tip welded to the shaft would live up to its name.

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Topics: Construction, Anchors

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