Archive for December, 2009

Foundation Supportworks Dealers End Year with Flurry of Engineering Presentations

November and December were busy months for the FSI engineers and dealers with webinars and presentations. Dealers and FSI staff coordinated the offering of four webinar presentations that allowed dealers to either travel to engineer, architect or general contractor offices, or host these groups at their dealer facilities. Dealers that participated in the webinars included: Complete Basement Systems, Thrasher Basement Systems, Foundation Repair of Western Colorado, MidAmerica Basement Systems, Innovative Foundation Supportworks , and Perma-Seal Foundation Repair and Connecticut Basement Systems.

In addition to webinars, dealers also organized several other presentations.

  • On November 6, 2009, Josh Wennmacher of MidAmerica Basement Systems organized for Jeff Kortan, PE to present to a large engineering firm in Rock Island, IL. The presentation was also broadcast to satellite offices in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri where representatives from Perma-Seal Foundation Repair, Midwest Basement Systems, Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin, and Woods Basement Systems were also in attendance to provide lunch and answer questions.
  • On November 20, 2009, Ken Abud and Mark Foldenauer of Ayers Foundation Supportworks organized for Jeff Kortan, PE and Kyle Olson, PE to present to a large A/E firm in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • On December 9, 2009, Jamie Budiac of Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin organized for Jeff Kortan, PE to present to a large general contractor in Appleton, WI with in-house A/E capabilities.
  • On December 16, 2009, Michael Morrow of Kansas Basement and Foundation Repair organized for Jeff Kortan, PE and Don Deardorff, PE to present to the Wichita Chapter of SEAKM (Structural Engineers Association of Kansas and Missouri).

FSI Engineers from left to right: Don Deardorff, Kyle Olson, Jeff Kortan

The webinars and presentations focused on educating the audience about helical foundation systems, push pier systems, wall anchor systems, and supplemental crawl-space support systems. Presentations on helical foundation systems included helical terminology, advantages and disadvantages of round and square shaft helical piers and tiebacks, typical applications, calculation and verification of helical pile capacity, load tests per ASTM standards, and the International Code Council Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria 358.

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Larry Janesky Publishes His Newest Book, “The Highest Calling”

Larry Janesky, Co-Founder of Foundation Supportworks, is an authority on creating and growing businesses for the benefit of business owners, employees and customers. Larry is a highly successful author of five books, acclaimed speaker, inventor with 24 patents, business leader with 27 years of real world accountability and success, and has big plans for the future.  

The Highest CallingHis latest highly anticipated book, “The Highest Calling,” an inspirational novel about business and life, struggle and success, can be ordered now at  The book is more than an inspirational book. For those that seek, it is a powerful entrepreneurial education; one that will improve lives and make a difference in businesses around the world.

Larry’s vision and leadership is part of what makes Foundation Supportworks a leader in the foundation stabilization industry.  Foundation Supportworks offers a complete line of foundation products including helical pile, helical anchor, and push pier systems that support residential and commercial buildings, stabilize foundation and retaining walls, support tower foundations and many other deep foundation applications.

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