If you missed the DFI’s Helical Piles and Tiebacks Specialty Seminar, Helical Pile Usage for Disaster Relief, in September, you can now view the proceedings online!
[Reposted with Permission – Read Original Here: http://www.hargravefoundation.com/remedial-repair-piling-system-comparisons/]
By Josh Lindberg
One of the most common questions homeowners ask is, “Why is your piling system better than XYZ”? With access to more information than at any other point in human history, it is very easy to find the advantages but seldom the disadvantages as they are not typically advertised. The internet is a wonderful thing but a world wide WEB is exactly what it is. To help anyone make the best decision they can, we are providing the following information. The information should not be your sole source of study, but rather, a simpler overview of the different systems. When reviewing this information, always remember that this is YOUR home. Even though some companies may put on a better show, it does not mean that they are the best. Strong advertising cost a lot of dollars and those dollars come from homeowners just like you. Remember to always use common cents.
By Steve Gencorelli, P.E.
Project Site Data
No geotechnical reports or soil borings were performed for this project.
If soil information is not available, a torque-to-capacity helical pile test should be installed at multiple locations on the site. This should be completed to determine the depth, size, and number of helical plates required for the project pile loads.
DANBRO has had some unique employees over the years, including a gorilla that visited on what was forever known as a very helical Halloween. Happy Helical Halloween to all!
Today, October 29th, 2015, marks the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall in New Jersey and creating mass destruction in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
Almost three years after Superstorm Sandy destroyed and damaged many homes in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, the State of New Jersey has recently adopted stricter construction standards for homes near the ocean that are susceptible to flooding and wave action. This has caused undo panic regarding the presumed high costs of home elevation with deep foundation systems. But fear not! Helical piles do NOT need to be the most expensive option.