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

Foundation Solutions for Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Posted by Intech Anchoring Systems on Sep 4, 2020 8:15:00 AM

A key benefit of helical piles is the ability to install them in environmentally sensitive areas. CHANCE helical piles are precisely engineered to create minimal disturbance to the soil itself during installation with the pitch and placement of the helices precisely calculated. Helical piles can also be installed using limited access installation equipment eliminating the need for damaging access roads and large equipment required for other foundation types.

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Topics: Construction, Helical Pile Benefits, Helical Pile Applications

Helical Pile Foundation Engineered to Support Hillside Boardwalk Trail

Posted by Walder Foundation Products on Aug 21, 2020 11:15:19 AM

Helical piles have been gaining notoriety as an ideal foundation solution for many types of trails, boardwalks, and walkways. The town of Ashland, Virginia sought a pedestrian and bicycle trail constructed to connect Carter Park to the existing Ashland trolley line trail. The trail is an easy half-mile walk along a very straight and level path. To connect Carter Park to the Ashland Trolley Line Park trail a boardwalk was needed over the steep embankment along Walder road. The Ashland Trolley Line Park Trail is a Greenway trail which is protected and managed for conservation and recreational purposes.

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Topics: Construction, Foundations, Helical Pile Applications

How To Build A Lasting Pool Foundation

Posted by Foundation Technologies, Inc. on Aug 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM

As with a foundation on a home, the foundation of a swimming pool can experience sinking due to unstable or poorly compacted soil. Ensuring a pool is constructed on a deep, lasting foundation will protect the owner investment and save them from costly future repairs. Whether you're a contractor building a backyard pool or an indoor aquatic center, starting on a firm foundation is key for the long-term success of any project, and there are a wide range of variables in the design process.

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Topics: Construction, Foundations, Helical Pile Applications

Engineered helical piles for lateral load capacity on ballistic barriers

Posted by Josh Lindberg on Jul 24, 2020 9:49:00 AM

Helical piles are an established solution for foundation underpinning, but their applications are as far-reaching as the creativity of an engineer. Helical piles are typically associated with gravity load - force pushing down on the pile. In the project below, helical piles are utilized to support lateral loads, including wind and seismic loads.

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Topics: Construction, Engineering, 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

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

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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