ATLAS® Resistance Piers: Frictional or End Bearing?

Posted by Intech Anchoring Systems on Dec 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM

ATLAS Resistance Piers are a versatile underpinning solution for existing structures that are in a state of movement and distress. The system components and installation methods lend themselves to a very quick and relatively easy installation. It is also a very cost-effective means of transferring structural loads from the foundation level to a suitable soil or rock bearing material.

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Topics: Foundations, Civil, ATLAS Resistance Piers

Helical Piles: Out with the New, in with the Old

Posted by EBS Geostructural on Nov 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Though the concept of urbanization accelerates the cities we live in, a resurgence in the restoration of heritage buildings is still very much alive. Located in Toronto’s busy downtown, 642 King St. W. is a 30,000 ft² four-storey, restored brick and beam building of mixed office and retail space.

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Topics: Foundations, Civil, Helical Pile Applications

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

Getting an Accurate Helical Pile Bid

Posted by EBS Geostructural on Oct 20, 2020 9:29:00 AM

Deep foundation pricing is multifaceted and a one price fits all approach can lead to unexpected costs. To break down the pricing, the following list can help provide a better understanding of the top 4 factors that can affect pile prices and why they are important pieces of information when looking for estimates:

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Topics: Construction, Helical Pile Benefits, Civil, Engineering

3 Methods to Determine Helical Pile Capacity (and why you should use 2)

Posted by Gary Seider on Oct 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM

The load capacity of helical piles can be determined 3 ways. The method(s) used are dictated by the information available. The capacity of a helical pile must equal or exceed the factored load that the pile is required to support.

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Topics: Civil, 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

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

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