Nuisance Flood Events Increasing

nuisance-floodingNOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Ocean Service has released the following important information and findings about nuisance flooding:

As relative sea level increases, it no longer takes a strong storm or a hurricane to cause coastal flooding. Flooding now occurs with high tides in many locations due to climate-related sea level rise, land subsidence, and the loss of natural barriers.

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Behind the Scenes of Hubbell’s North American Foundations

Enjoy these exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at CHANCE/Hubbell Power Systems‘ “North American Foundations with Gary Seider,” courtesy of DANBRO Distributors‘ Structural Engineer, Steve Gencorelli.  Steve is featured in Episode 2.

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Christie Administration Announces Approval of 132 New Sandy Elevation Grants for Residents in 29 Towns Throughout Three Coastal Counties


[Reposted from State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor]

HMGP Elevation Program Currently Assisting 460 Families with Costs of Raising their Homes

Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today announced the distribution of 132 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. In the latest round of grant awards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved applications from the Department of Environmental Protection for properties in 29 municipalities, bringing the total of approved post-Superstorm Sandy elevation grant awards to 460, totaling approximately $12 million.

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In the Field: Projects, Testimonials, and Helical Piles


PR Newswire photographers, Steve Greer & Albert Horner, zoom in on a CHANCE helical pile installation under a lifted Beach Haven, NJ home.

DANBRO and CHANCE/Hubbell Power Systems had an exciting week last week!  We visited a Sandy Solution house raising project and a hospital underpinning project, as well as gathered on-camera testimonials from homeowners, GCs, and engineers who spoke to the effectiveness of CHANCE® helical piles.  Check out a few sneak peaks!

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Flashback Friday: MILCO Dye Machine

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CASE HISTORY: 24 CHANCE® Helical Piles are installed to increase column capacity in Bloomsburg, PA.

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The Jersey Shore Restoration Initiative

By Jack Schimpf

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Over the holiday weekend, as we do every year, my wife, kids, and I spent time in a family-owned bungalow in Manahawkin, NJ, which is located just to the west of Long Beach Island.  Last year at this time, the evidence of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath was still obvious and depressing: luxury homes spray-painted with scarlet letters of their inhabitability, boats upside down in front yards, and segments of docks roped off to the public to avoid injury.  This year is a much different scene thanks to the awakening to the use of helical piles to raise and restore foundations, repair docks, and reinforce bulkheads and moorings.  Some evidence still remains, but many people are now cognizant and utilizing helical piers to speed the repair of their properties, and many contractors understanding the benefits are now specializing in their installation.

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CHANCE Helical Piles Support Fourth of July Tradition


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Don’t forget to watch “A Capitol Fourth” at 8pm on PBS this July 4th to see the bandstands that are being supported by CHANCE® Helical Piles!  Or, if you are in the D.C. area, you can check them out in person and celebrate with a festive show and fireworks display.

Learn more about the installation and yearly tests that are performed on the helical piers by certified CHANCE® installer, Levelift Systems, below.

From all of us at DANBRO, have a very happy and healthy Fourth of July!

Originally posted on Danbro Distributors:

By Paul Mauer

Capitol Fourth, Chance Helical Piers, Levelift, DanbroSometime in the 1980’s, A.B. CHANCE helical anchors were installed into the ground of the U.S. Capitol West Lawn. These anchors hold down the large, tension-membrane structures (“Band Shells”) under which National Symphony Orchestra concerts and other events take place during the warm months, including “A Capitol Fourth,” the Fourth of July concert and fireworks from the capitol.

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Flashback Friday: Maurice River Walkway & Observation Deck

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CASE HISTORY: 870 CHANCE® Helical Piles are installed to support a new wetlands walkway and observation deck in New Jersey.

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A Different Challenge for Walter

By Walter Smith 

Here is a handsome young man named Walter, circa 1996. My moustache is still red. When it turned white, it became older than me and had to go.

Here is a handsome young man named Walter, circa 1996. My mustache is still red. When it turned white, it became older than me and had to go.

I really did have a great time in my youth. I grew up in the country and had two caring, loving parents. In general, life was very good. My mother and I often went antiquing, something that I still love to do today with my wife.

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Be Prepared This Hurricane Season: Improve Your Coastline Home Health With The Sandy Solution

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DELANCO, N.J., June 19, 2014 – National efforts to encourage hurricane preparedness focus on potential risk education, safety kits and supplies with very little attention paid to what Homeowners in at-risk areas can do to prevent devastating damage to their homes. The Sandy Solution™ offered by Danbro, a CHANCE® Foundation Expert, can help improve home health for coastal residents.

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