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4 Benefits of Deep Foundation Training for Contractors and Installers

Posted by CHANCE Foundation Solutions on Jan 19, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Any contractor can tell you that a structure is only strong as its foundation. Deep foundations transmit the structure’s load to soils that are deeper in the ground. A deep foundation is used when a shallow foundation is not possible, not practical, or will not carry the load, such as in weak, unstable, or expansive surface soils. Proper site preparation and installation is key to the success of any job – starting with the foundation.

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Topics: Helical Pile Benefits, Contractors

3 Reasons to Use Helical Piles to Secure Solar Panels

Posted by CHANCE Foundation Solutions on Nov 2, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Technological advances have turned solar power into a viable alternative energy source on both the individual and industrial level. People everywhere are discovering that the installation of solar panels on their homes can significantly diminish their carbon footprint and slash domestic energy bills. But making large-scale solar energy generation a reality presents more of a challenge.

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Topics: Foundations, Civil, Helical Pile Applications

Engineered and Tested High Capacity Foundation Solutions

Posted by CHANCE Foundation Solutions on Mar 13, 2020 8:54:58 AM

In response to a demand for predictable high capacity foundation solutions, a fully grouted screw displacement pile was developed by CHANCE® engineers. Comprised of a centralized steel shaft and a patented displacement assemblies, the pile, known as the Drivecast™ screw displacement pile, is designed to create a cylindrical annulus around the central shaft that is continuously filled with grout from a  gravity-fed reservoir at the surface.

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Topics: Construction, Foundations, Engineering, Torque

How to Avoid Future Foundation Follies when Building Your New Home

Posted by CHANCE Foundation Solutions on Feb 20, 2020 8:30:00 AM

When building a new home, short-term decisions usually include what floor tile to use in the kitchen or which coverings to put on the living room bay windows. Few homeowners think about which type of foundation offers the best long-term stability.

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Topics: Foundations, Civil, Engineering, Contractors, Residential

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

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