In Memoriam

Paul Mauer, Levelift Systems, Inc., Maryland, D.C., a Capitol Fourth, helical piers, helical piles, AB Chance

The DANBRO/CHANCE family is greatly diminished today after the sudden death of our good friend and colleague, Paul Mauer of Levelift Systems.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and all whose lives were touched by his luminous spirit.  May our good friend rest in peace.

Additional New Jersey Home Elevation Grants Awarded

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The federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has just awarded 236 more New Jersey homeowners with grants to help with the elevation of their homes after being damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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Marsh Discovery Trail Sandy Recovery Project

By Jack Schimpf


The Marsh Discovery Trail Sandy Recovery Project for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission was completed this past July.  The scope of work consisted of repairs and additions to the docks and walkways on the nature trails in Lyndhurst, NJ.  Approximately 100 vertical and 20 battered CHANCE® helical piles were used to support all areas damaged and in need of replacement, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.

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With Our Head in the Cloud

By Stephane D’Angelo


With technological advances constantly in the news and new software and gadgets debuting every day, it is not uncommon to hear the term “the cloud” come up in conversation – outside of the daily weather report, that is.  Over the past few months, DANBRO has been migrating towards this mystifying cloud with the implementation of our new CRM system.

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Studying Helical Pile Design – Mr. Wizard’s World Style!

By Steve Gencorelli

Mr Wizard

That’s right, it’s no coincidence that little kid Steve G. watched Mr. Wizard on TV and then grew up to become an engineer. That guy would mesmerize me and then, of course, after every show, I would be in my basement making a mess. Most of the time it was good fun but, occasionally, it got me into trouble.

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NY Rising’s Optional Home Elevation and Mitigation Initiative Expands Available Housing Grants

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NY Rising and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an addition to the state’s Housing Recovery Program – The Optional Home Elevation and Mitigation Initiative – which has made more grants available for home elevation in New York.

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Register for The Sandy Solution Event on Long Island

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CHANCE®/Hubbell Power Systems and DANBRO Distributors are hosting an informative and fun night out on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Island Park, NY. Learn about foundations for Sandy recovery and view sample designs, pricing, production rates, and more over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

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NY Rising Assists Marina Rebuilds on Long Island

NY Rising LogoIn addition to home elevation and infrastructure strengthening, NY Rising, New York’s official storm recovery movement, is assisting marinas in their efforts to rebuild after being destroyed or damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

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Helical Options for Sandy-Affected Homes

By Pat Haffert

Helical piers have proven to be a popular choice as a deep foundation/home elevation method to meet the new FEMA guidelines.

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The Sandy Solution Series: Asbury Park, NJ Boardwalk


The CHANCE® Helical Pulldown Micropile was used to support and secure the famed Asbury Park, NJ boardwalk. The HPM system was chosen over traditional wooden piles and bulkheads due to the low vibration, limited access, and quick installation benefits.

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