CHANCE Helical Piles Are the Affordable Solution as Construction Spending Increases

AB Chance Products Are Used Worldwide in Residential and Commercial Buildings 

According to a report put out by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2017, construction has risen to an 11-year high, and the trend was predicted to last for at least another two years. There are new projects in buildings and infrastructure that are popping up all over the country. All of this increased demand must be met with products that are affordable while still delivering high performance.    

Helical pile systems are foundation solutions used to transfer load weight to higher load capacity helical bearing plates that are located in stable soil. They are ideal products for stabilizing/lifting foundations or retrofitting to increase load capacity. Engineers can rely on helical piles for applications throughout multiple sectors, including utility, commercial, industrial, government, and residential. 

CHANCE foundation solutions are one part of the larger A.B. Chance Company. Their products are used all over the globe for a wide variety of applications, from tower and heavy equipment foundations to securing residential and commercial locations. Their foundation technology has been designed and engineered for long-term stability and dependability. These reasons and many others make them one of the best solutions for the current growth in the construction industry.     

The Rising Popularity of Helical Piles Deep Foundation Solutions 

We can advise you on helical pile installation depending on the type of soil that you are working with on your project. More recently, helical piles have become the foundation option of choice for construction on soil in areas of high seismic activity. In areas where there is average seismic activity, helical piles will still be an effective solution for tough soil conditions or areas with limited access. 

The proximity to urban areas can get in the way of commercial construction or sewer work, but CHANCE piles solve this problem as well. They do not require excavation, and they can be installed using smaller equipment. When space is limited, helical piles are the optimal deep foundation system. The minimal soil disturbance caused by the helical piles also lends them to new residential construction. They offer less vibration, noise, and disturbance than many other options.

CHANCE Helical Piles are designed for simple functionality in versatile applications. Studies have shown that a single operator and lone laborer can install as many as 30 to 40 helical piles a day, depending on the project. That means lower overall labor costs and faster production times for your project. All of this adds up to greater productivity and efficiency for your team on the work site.       

Take Advantage of Our Familiarity With Helical Piles and Their Applications 

CHANCE Helical Piles put projects that once seemed too expensive within reach. Contractors, engineers, and project managers will be able to consider a wider variety of foundation solutions. That means more work for the skilled construction workers who are equipped with the knowledge of CHANCE products and their advantages. 

The full-time engineering staff at Intech Anchoring can work with you to determine which products are best for your project. CHANCE offers seminars and training sessions on the benefits and applications of products like their helical piles, but not every contractor, engineer, or worker has the time to attend these seminars and learn more about these foundation systems and their installation process. 

When you are looking for affordable and practical solutions, you can rely on the staff at Intech Anchoring to make educated recommendations based on our years of experience and familiarity with the CHANCE line of products. A.B. Chance is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of helical anchors, but it is the team at Intech Anchoring who will deliver those tools to your project site. We’ll even come out in person to your work site to ensure that the products you got from us are coordinated and used correctly. 

To learn more about CHANCE Helical Piles and their applications, contact us today.

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Micropiles for Commercial Use

There are many different construction techniques for building a foundation. One method used by Intech Anchoring is the micropile.

Chance - Pulldown Micropiles (22)-webWhat is a Micropile?

Micropiles are also called minipiles. They are elements of a building’s foundation found deep in the ground. They are made using very strong, small steel casings or threaded bars. The casing is usually 3 to 10 inches in diameter. Some micropiles extend as deep into the ground as 200 feet (though the typical micropile goes around 20) and can hold over 200 tons. They are drilled into the ground with special machinery.

The nature of a micropile is its versatility. Micropiles can be drilled through almost any kind of ground or structure, and their drilling causes minimal vibration, noise, and disturbance. The steel structure of the device allows them to hold heavier loads than other foundational components, like driven piles, augercast piling, or drilled shafts. These other deep foundation systems are unable to be drilled through many kinds of obstructions, and their drilling may disturb adjacent structures. Micropiles are the best deep foundation systems in all of these cases.

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“Load testing” is a phrase that applies to both the physical and the technological worlds. Intech Anchoring provides load testing with commercial construction projects.

What is Load Testing?

Load testing is basically a stress test. Many kinds of machinery and engines must be load tested to ensure they properly perform their functions before being released into the field. Intech Anchoring performs load testing on structures. To ensure safety and optimal usage, structural load testing is an essential part of the modern contracting and construction industry. The primary concern of load testing is determining a structure’s safety for human occupation and use.

As a company oriented towards technological solutions, Intech Anchoring performs load testing with digital models. This allows the company to create accurate projections of a building’s needs without risking lives or materials.

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Engineering Support from Product Distributors

When you choose to partner with a distributor or supplier, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. While you certainly want high quality products and supplies, there is much more to the search process. You should look for a distributor that backs their products with first-class engineering support. Are you getting that with your current distributor?

Types of Engineering Support Available

The problem with purchasing products from distributors that offer no support is that issues become yours to bear alone. When you have a question, something goes wrong, or you aren’t sure of how to proceed, it can help to have engineering support readily available. Here are a few types of engineering support:

  • Design construction. When you’re in the middle of designing a project or implementing a new product, it’s common to have questions. Engineering support can help you avoid mistakes and make efficient use of the time and resources you have at your disposal. Read more

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Micropile Systems

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Magnacore Self Drilling Anchors

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Helical Pulldown Micropiles for Deep Foundations

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