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ECI Becomes Dealer for Ideal Foundation Systems
ECI is pleased to announce that it recently became a dealer for the Ideal Foundation Systems, a manufacturer of helical piers and anchors. ECI has already installed nearly 900 similar helical pier units as part of our on-going solar tracker installation projects over the past 3 years. This new business arrangement provides ECI access to the Ideal product line and the larger helical pier and anchor market throughout the northeast.
Helical piers and anchors are special fabricated steel products that are screwed into the ground to achieve vertical and lateral capacity. Sometimes grout is added to the process to provide additional skin friction in the soil. Helical anchors have been used in the utility industry for several decades to anchor guy wires for utility poles and towers. More recently, the helical piers have become a widely accepted deep foundation system suitable for nearly any type of structure. The low mobilization and installation costs for helical piers has made it economical for small and light-duty applications such as for home construction, solar racking, underpinning, and pedestrian bridges. Additionally, the potential for large capacity (up to 400 tons) makes helical piers an appropriate deep foundation for any structure where traditional driven or drilled piles are being considered.
For more information on helical piles please visit Ideal’s website: http://idealfoundationsystems.com/ or call ECI at 802-863-6389.
Some additional details are also available on our Helical Foundations webpage: http://www.engineersconstruction.com/services/helical-foundations/