Introducing Our New Southeastern Distributor – Southeast Helicals

Southeast Helicals Distributor Announcement

The IDEAL team is happy to introduce Southeast Helicals, LLC as the exclusive distributor of IDEAL Foundation Systems products throughout the southeastern United States. IDEAL chose Southeast Helicals to represent our company because we believe, out of the many companies throughout the region, … [Read more...]

Bald Eagles Are Loving the Helical Pile


OVERVIEW: A new 315-unit apartment and condo development is being built in Rochester, NY on a 26-acre parcel which borders county park land and the Irondequoit Bay. Aside from a bald eagle's nest, the site remained vacant and undeveloped for decades and was primarily used as a fill site for much of … [Read more...]

2.875″ Helical Piles From IDEAL Foundation Systems Earn ICC-ES ESR-3750


The team at IDEAL Manufacturing, Inc. is very happy to announce the issuance of the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) Report ESR-3750, confirming compliance of our 2.875" helical piles with the International Building Code (IBC). Evaluation of the 2.875" IDEAL helical piles by … [Read more...]

NYC – 60 Stelcor® Micropiles For 5-Story Housing Units In Astoria

Tested to 100 ton ultimate with only .300” of movement at full design load.

OVERVIEW: A new construction, 5-story residential building in Astoria NY. Helical piles were originally specified for this project. CHALLENGE: The developer faced several challenges at this site. The biggest concern was the high water tables present. A redesign was issued, the loading was … [Read more...]

NYC – 126 Stelcor® Micropiles to 75’ for a 14-Story Addition at Draper Hall

Stelcor Micropiles Used for Draper Hall

OVERVIEW: The 14-story Draper Hall, located between Metropolitan Hospital and the East River, combines new construction with substantial rehab to an existing structure. The tower footprint was expanded to allow for double loaded corridors, 201 apartments, and a community center for the city’s … [Read more...]

Stelcor® Piles at 14-Story Draper Hall in NYC – Full Case Study Coming Soon….

126 STECOR 1400 piles were spec'd for the foundations of Draper Hall at the Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan and were installed to a depth of 75'.

This video demonstrates the installation of Stelcor Drilled-In Displacement Micropiles at Metropolitan Hospital Draper Hall in New York, NY. Posillico Inc. installed the Stelcor piles to a depth of 75’ in an average of 50 minutes per pile. The Stelcor piles had an ultimate compression load of 340 … [Read more...]