FEMA’s PrepareAthon! Mission Continues with New Storm


FEMA spent the month of September educating and promoting preparedness for a variety of natural disasters, including hurricanes and flooding, both of which often greatly impact the Northeast United States every year.  FEMA’s Wednesday PrepareAthon! came just in time!

During this Nor’easter and impending hurricane, all of us at DANBRO Distributors are wishing everyone the best!

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DFI Helical Pile Usage for Disaster Relief Seminar

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DANBRO Distributors presented, sponsored, and exhibited at the DFI’s Helical Pile Usage for Disaster Relief Specialty Seminar this month.

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New Product: CHANCE Interior Slab Bracket

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DANBRO is excited to introduce a new product that was born from certified CHANCE installer feedback and a distinct need:  the CHANCE® Interior Slab Bracket (ISB).

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Helical Pile Cost Analysis Webinar Answers Most Frequently Asked Question

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We’ve been long touting the cost-effective use of helical piles for structural elevation and storm recovery.  And we stand by that.  It’s easy to when the small, segmented steel helical piles can be installed under a lifted home with little headroom and no vibration, saving homeowners time and a significant amount of money that would have been needed to move the home to drive timber piles.  Then there’s the money homeowners will save in flood insurance for elevating to the correct height – and the money they will save when their house and foundation are protected from future storms.  Helical piles can and will save money, but that doesn’t address one of our most frequently asked questions: how much do helical piles cost?

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NEW: Upcoming Helical Pile Webinars!

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DANBRO is thrilled to announce several new upcoming webinars debuting this month! This will be a convenient way for you to learn more about helical piles and helical piles for Sandy recovery, all from the comfort of your desk or home!

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2015 ICC-ES Legacy Report for Atlas Piers

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Another Hubbell Power Systems/CHANCE® product has been positively evaluated by the ICC-ES: Atlas Resistance® Piers!

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The Significance of ICC-ES Reports

By Gary Seider

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I am often asked by engineers and contractors:

What is an ICC-ES report and what is its purpose?

These are good questions to ask considering ICC-ES reports are not that common in the deep foundation business. Let’s start by explaining what an ICC-ES report is and then we’ll explore its purpose and why it’s needed for helical piles.

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The Sandy Solution Takes DFI Specialty Seminar By Storm

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As we previously reported, the Deep Foundations Institute‘s (DFI) Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee will be hosting the Helical Pile Usage for Disaster Relief Specialty Seminar on September 9 and 10 in Newark, NJ.  And DANBRO will be there!

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CHANCE Helical Piles: A Good Foundation for the Fourth of July

In honor of the Fourth of July and our good friend, Paul Mauer, DANBRO would like to remind you to tune in for “A Capitol Fourth” on Saturday, July 4th at 8pm on PBS!

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A Cautionary Tale: When the Furnace Flue Becomes Blocked

By Walter Smith

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Walter on a helical pile underpinning job back in the day.

Jeannette and I were contentedly moving through life in early January. We had just enjoyed a very nice Christmas. We put the tree up and decorated it with 800 lights and 500 ornaments the week before Christmas and leave it up until about mid-January. On January 10, we went to Connecticut and Jeannette saw her first great-grand child for the first time. It was a wonderful day!

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