- Civil Construction
- Retaining Walls, Waterfront, & Marine Construction
- Horizontal Directional Drilling
- Tunneling, Horizontal Auger Boring, & Pipe Ramming
- Electrical Substations
- Heavy Demolition
- Concrete Construction
- Railroad Construction
- Helical Foundations
- Renewable Energy
ECI is a licensed dealer and installer for Ideal Foundation Systems (http://www.idealfoundationsystems.com). The Ideal product line includes a variety of sizes and structural capacities for helical piers and anchors.
Helical foundations are suitable for a variety of purposes:
- Foundation Piles with capacities ranging from 20 to 400 tons
- Tieback Anchors
- Underpinning Bracket Piles
- Slab-Jacking Brackets
- Light Pole Bases
- Guy Anchors
- Boardwalk Piles
About Helical Piles and Anchors
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.
Traditional steel pile systems are designed with additional sacrificial metal to account for corrosion, which can be done on the Ideal Helical Piers. However, the Ideal product line is available in hot-dipped galvanized coatings, which in our opinion, is a superior corrosion protection system with a greater design life.
In addition to pile installation, ECI has complete excavation, backfill, concrete construction, and sitework capabilities to complement the pile foundation.