Posts Tagged Helical Pile

Foundation Supportworks Continues Code Compliance of Helical Foundation Products

ICC approved helical piles and anchorsFoundation Supportworks is pleased to announce that the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) Report (ESR) 3074 has been updated to confirm compliance with the 2006, 2009 and 2012 International Building Code (IBC).  The recently published ESR also includes the “FBC Supplement” confirming compliance with the 2010 Florida Building Code-Building and the 2010 Florida Building Code-Residential.  The evaluation report followed product design and testing in accordance with AC358, Acceptance Criteria for Helical Foundation Systems and Devices.  AC358 is the only published standard for establishing system capacities for helical foundations.  The updated report can be viewed at

Foundation Supportworks offers a complete line of foundation stabilization products for the remedial repair of existing structures as well as deep foundations for new construction projects. The product line includes helical pile and helical anchor systems, hydraulically-driven push pier systems, lightweight cellular concrete and geopolymer stabilization products.  Visit for more information.

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Foundation Supportworks Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report

ICC Approval on helical foundation systemFoundation Supportworks, Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce the issuance of the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) Report (ESR) 3074, confirming compliance of our helical foundation system with the International Building Code (IBC). Evaluation of the FSI helical foundation system followed product design and testing in accordance with AC358, Acceptance Criteria for Helical Foundation Systems and Devices. AC358 is the only published standard for establishing system capacities for helical foundations.

“By applying for and now having an ICC-ES report issued on our helical product, Foundation Supportworks has again demonstrated our commitment to providing high-quality products that satisfy a standardized testing and certification process. The ICC-ES report assures customers, design professionals and code officials that these products can be trusted to perform as indicated,” says Don Deardorff, Senior Application Engineer for Foundation Supportworks.

ICC-ES evaluation reports offer independent, verified evidence of a product’s code compliance, as well as summarizing relevant installation requirements and testing references. ICC-ES is an independent subsidiary of ICC, created in 2003 when four national building product evaluation services were combined to provide consistent, professional evaluation of building components, products and processes.

Foundation Supportworks offers a complete line of foundation stabilization products for the remedial repair of existing structures as well as deep foundations for new construction projects. The Foundation Supportworks product line includes helical pile and helical anchor systems, push pier systems, lightweight cellular concrete and geopolymer stabilization products. Our international network of contractors consists of some of the most sophisticated foundation repair experts in the world.

Foundation Supportworks is committed to being the leading manufacturer of helical foundation systems and is proud to have completed this important phase in verifying code compliance of our products. For more information on Foundation Supportworks or the products we offer, please visit our website at

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Deep Foundation Systems Training Course Takes Place in Omaha, NE

During the week of October 10th, over 20 foundation repair contractors from all over North America attended commercial sales and marketing training at Foundation Supportworks in Omaha, NE. The training focused on various sales and marketing strategies associated with commercial construction as it relates to deep foundation solutions, as well as understanding the commitment and realities of commercial foundation work. A variety of topics were covered during the 3-day training, including helical pile and tieback installation procedures, communicating effectively with engineers and architects, technical knowledge, reading project specifications and plans, and out-serving the competition, among others. Aside from classroom discussions, the participants also spent time in the field observing a helical pile load test to better understand the correlation between product capacities and soil conditions.

Those in attendance enjoyed the opportunity of networking with other foundation repair companies from across North America, while also sharing best practices on the most effective ways to grow their commercial divisions.

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Geotechnical Engineers Learn about Helical Foundation Systems at the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference

During the week of March 13, 2011, Foundation Supportworks exhibited at the Geo-Frontiers 2011 conference where they displayed their line of helical foundation systems. Throughout the week, many engineers, students, professors and foundation repair contractors visited with Foundation Supportworks engineers about the benefits of helical pile and helical anchor systems.Geotechnical Engineering Conference about Helical Pier Systems

The event was held in Dallas, TX and was attended by more than 1,900 engineers, architects, students, professors and geotechnical contractors from around the world. The conference featured advances in geotechnical engineering and attendees had the opportunity to participate in training sessions where they could obtain professional development hours and learn about leading technologies in the geotechnical industry.

The event featured six full-day short courses, four plenary session lectures, more than 450 papers presented in 89 technical sessions, student activities and competitions, ample time for networking, and informational exhibits.

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Engineers Throughout Alabama Learn About Helical Foundation Systems

More than 60 engineers attended seminars hosted by Alabama Foundation Specialists in both Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama.  Foundation Supportworks’ Director of Engineering, Jeff Kortan, P.E., facilitated the sessions which discussed the benefits, applications, capacities and testing requirements for helical foundation systems, helical soil nails and push pier systems.  The five hour long presentations allowed for a great deal of interaction, question and answer time, and networking for the engineers.  While many of the engineers in attendance had experience specifying helical and push pier systems in commercial projects in the past, some were excited to learn about this deep foundation alternative for the first time and saw immediate applications on current projects. Alabama Foundation Specialists is the leading structural contractor in the Alabama area, servicing communities such as Huntsville, Birmingham and Montgomery, AL as well as Columbus, GA and Chattanooga, TN.  

To find out about other engineering seminars offered throughout the country by Foundation Supportworks, please visit the “Upcoming Events” tab on our website.

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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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Geotechnical Engineer Don Deardorff, P.E. Joins Foundation Supportworks, Inc.

Foundation Supportworks, Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce that Don Deardorff, P.E., former Senior Engineer for Chance Civil Construction, will join the FSI engineering department as a Senior Application Engineer, effective December 1, 2009.  Don’s work will be focused in the areas of product development, product verification testing, preliminary design applications, and the development of technical documents and presentations. Don Deardorff, Geotechnical Engineer for Foundation Supportworks

 Jeff Kortan, P.E., Director of Engineering for Foundation Supportworks, welcomes Don to the team.  “We are eager to have Don join the FSI team.  His product knowledge from past research and testing and his overall experience with the design and installation of helical foundation systems make Don an exciting addition to our growing company.  Don’s hire further positions FSI as a leader in the foundation stabilization industry.”

“I am very excited about joining this outstanding, forward-thinking company,” says Deardorff. “Foundation Supportworks has developed a competitive business model with a dedicated focus on their customers.  I am honored to be a part of the company’s continued growth.”                                                           

Don attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, he worked as a consulting environmental and geotechnical engineer in Missouri and Wisconsin. 

Don was hired by Hubbell Power Systems/Chance Civil Construction in January 2005 as a Senior Engineer.  He continued with graduate studies and obtained his Master of Science degree in Engineering in 2007.  He is currently in the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. program.

Foundation Supportworks experienced exponential then continued, steady growth since its inception less than two years ago and is already a leading supplier of helical piles, helical tiebacks, and hydraulically-driven push pier systems throughout North America.

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Foundation Supportworks of NJ holds business planning meeting in New York

Foundation Supportworks of New Jersey, a division of Quality 1st Basement Systems, held a business planning event at the ESPN Zone on Times Square in New York last week. Members of the Quality 1st management team, along with corporate representatives from Foundation Supportworks and Basement Systems, discussed ways to continue developing their business in the foundation stabilization and basement waterproofing industries. Foundation Supportworks of NJ/Quality 1st Basement Systems is one of the largest basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractors in the Northeastern United States and their team is continually building toward the future.

The meeting at ESPN Zone also served as a place for celebration after a great year in 2009 and allowed owner, Tom Roman, to reward his team and prepare for continued growth in 2010. Another item that was discussed at the meeting was the addition of Mark Caverly to the Foundation Supportworks of NJ team. Mark will focus mainly on the commercial foundation division

Foundation Supportworks and Basement Systems at ESPN Zone

where he will work with engineers, architects and general contractors on projects requiring deep foundations and tieback anchors in New Jersey and New York.  Mark’s focus will primarily involve helical piles, helical anchors and push (resistance) piers to support foundations in new construction and retrofit applications in areas like Newark, Patterson, New Brunswick, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

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