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Pioneering Cross-Bolt Connection

St. Louis, MO: Helical piering specialists PierTech Systems has added a further unique piering solution to its outstanding portfolio of patented helical piers and foundation construction products for both commercial and residential applications.

The patented cross-bolt connection from the Missouri-based designers and manufacturers boasts a considerable advantage over traditionally thought-out connection designs.

Eliminating the sloppy movement of the pile experienced by single bolt fixtures and the movement of the pile along the plane witnessed in multiple bolt inline connections, the Cross-Bolt design by PierTech offers the most secure connection on the market.

PierTech utilizes a multi-bolt connection in both planes to refuse deflection and assure superior rigidity, the cross-bolt is suitable for use in commercial and residential foundation construction and repair.

Already a favored partner of engineers across the United States, the revolutionary Cross-Bolt Connection is just one of a plethora of products from a brand synonymous with effective, affordable piering systems and foundation repair products.

The Cross-Bolt Connection will be on display at the PierTech Systems booth (S13045) World of Concrete Exposition in Las Vegas. Visitors to the booth will also be able to view bestselling foundation applications such as the Hercules Pile, Helical and Push Pier Systems, the Tru-Lift Bracket, Round Shaft Piers, Square Shaft Anchors, the Component Pile, Grouted Piles, and Tie-Back Systems. Product demonstrations and seminars will also be held.

Drive Down the Cost of Construction

One of the country’s biggest manufacturers of helical piering and tilt-up construction products is doing its bit to help the industry fight its way out of the credit slump with massive discounts on bulk orders. St. Louis-based PierTech® Systems designs and produces customizable high strength helical piering products and accessories.

PierTech® products are used in high-demand commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Applications include boardwalk construction, multi-story building construction, foundation repair, tilt-up construction, and soil stabilization. The firm is offering lower per unit pricing on orders placed by the truckload. The discount comes at a time when construction project managers look to cut costs without comprising on safety and quality.

Kevin Kaufman, CEO of PierTech® Systems, said “PierTech® Systems has more than 20 years of experience in this industry so we’ve seen the construction business suffer ups and downs before. Our extensive product base is favored in builds in all fifty states. At any given time, PierTech’s® patented cross-bolt technology, numerous piering systems, moment-free brackets, and helical anchors are stabilizing foundations and keeping builds running smoothly, on time, and on budget across the US and Canada. The truckload discount is our way of helping this tradition to continue.”

PierTech® has recently been granted a patent for their TRU-LIFT® bracket, underlining their expertise in all aspects of helical piering. Suitable for use in unstable soil, on buildings with structural and foundation defects and even on residential homes, all PierTech® products are guaranteed to stand the test of time. And, with the truckload discounts for large orders available on round and square shaft helical piers, they’re better value than ever.

PierTech® products can be ordered over the phone by calling toll free: 866-536-5007. Expert customer service personnel can advise on the best piering solution to suit your needs and provide the relevant truckload discount.

Expanding Dealer Network

Providing the construction industry with versatile and economical foundation and soil stabilization products, the St. Louis-headquartered firm holds patents on a number of helical pier designs. Researched, manufactured, and designed on site in Missouri, the square shaft helical anchor and round shaft helical pier by PierTech Systems also make use of patented cross-bolt technology.

Kevin Kaufman, CEO of PierTech Systems, said, “With innovation at its core, the PierTech network of dealers recognizes the importance of product availability, customer service, and engineering. Dealers joining the PierTech network must undergo extensive dealer training, benefiting from years of expertise and first-hand knowledge of our mold-breaking piering products to deliver safety and durability.”

Designed to increase productivity and customer service, the new dealers will undergo one of the most respected engineer training programs of any foundation solution manufacturer. New dealerships will undertake both technical and hands-on training in the contractors’ native soil, extending the understanding of foundation failure and innovative helical piering system application for commercial and domestic repair.

The fully-engineered PierTech foundation system has myriad applications and is used throughout the continental United States by engineers and architects constructing commercial buildings using tilt-up construction methods.

There are currently 100 PierTech dealerships with an estimated 150 set to be fully open and operational by the end of 2008.

Peerless Dealership Opportunities

PierTech Systems, specialists in foundation solutions and piering systems, have pioneered dealership opportunities that are unrivaled in the marketplace. Providing the construction industry with premium permanent foundation and soil stabilization products, from helix piers to tilt-up anchor systems, PierTech has long known the importance of forging a strong dealer network.

PierTech Systems has been the leading manufacturer of permanent foundations in the engineering world for many years and a key factor behind their success is their expertise in the field. The company uses patented technology in order to create its own line of products that are of the highest quality and are versatile enough for use on both residential and commercial projects.

The quality of its foundation solutions may be the very foundation of PierTech’s business, but its success is also down to having forged a strong network of dealers. The company selects its distributors and dealers with great care to ensure the continuing value of its network. Once selected, the team of highly trained experts in dealer training passes on that expertise to enable them to maximize their profitability whilst meeting exacting safety standards.

PierTech training staff have years of hands-on experience and tailor the training program to the particular dealer. The training covers everything from fundamental soil mechanics, explanation of the differing foundation designs, calculating and testing loads, and how to install PierTech systems. It also covers every aspect of safety, from the early signs of foundation failure to how to operate and maintain the installation equipment safely at all times.

The dealer network training program at PierTech is well-established, fully developed and ranges from practical training to full technical support. The program can take place in the dealer’s native soil to ensure that the training is entirely relevant to their operations. While the course is technical enough to fully cover the science of foundation solutions, such as torque ratio to load capacity, the training is accessible and easy to understand.

Whatever the permanent foundation or soil stabilization requirements, from helical anchors to screw piles, PierTech Systems have been providing solutions for the construction industry for years. The company’s dealership network has been developed over this time and has expanded into one of the most successful in the industry. To find out more about PierTech’s dealership opportunities go to www.piertech.com.

Engineering Support Sets Us Apart

Helical pier specialists PierTech Systems has added yet another innovation to its catalog of achievements with the creation of an established engineering support network that is second to none.

The support department at the Missouri-headquartered firm specializes in foundation repairs, tilt-up construction, and helical piering projects. Support is provided for geotechnical and structural queries. Kevin Kaufman, CEO of PierTech, said, “Whether you are working on a project with helical piles, tie-backs, anchors, tilt-up, shoring, high capacity piles, new construction, or underpinning, PierTech Systems has a solution for your job.”

PierTech helical piering systems products, including the patented insta-brace anchor, helical anchors and screw piles, are used throughout the United States. With a network of dealers around the country and a dealer training department providing on-site project support to contractors using helical piering systems in their construction works, PierTech Engineering Support is itself built on very solid foundations.

Staffed by experienced engineers, technicians, and project managers, the PierTech support system is maintained to provide expeditious and complete engineering advice. In order to keep on top of industry trends and developments in application use, support staff regularly visit clients on job sites and present PierTech seminars and training sessions. Many of the support staff have first-hand involvement in the PierTech engineering activities, giving them the best possible understanding of piering system behavior and usage.

A Revolution In Foundation Solutions

The use of helical piers represent a huge step forward in the way we think about the construction industry, and they are widely used as a reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly construction method.

The original screw pile mechanism was invented and patented by Irish engineer Alexander Mitchell in the 1830s. First used for the foundation of the Maplin Sand lighthouse at the mouth of the Thames in 1838, his original design represented a simple but effective means for building structures on mud banks and shifting sands. By 1840 these cast iron screw piles were combined with another pile construction technique to build the first complete screw-pile lighthouse at the mouth of the Wyre in Lancashire.

Today construction based on screw piles dominates the field, and manufacturers have been evolving Mitchell’s original design since its conception. Kevin Kaufman, President of PierTech® Systems, the market leader in the manufacture of anchoring and piering systems, believes that this part of the building industry has developed as one of the key triumphs of modern construction. He said: “Building foundations are absolutely essential to the whole build process, and the continued future success of any building project, but building foundations had always been an elusive part of the build process – that was until screw pile and piering systems were invented.”

Modern foundation solutions have taken Mitchell’s original idea and advanced it greatly. As helical pier specialists who have already revolutionized the construction industry with their innovative foundation solutions, PierTech® is a testament to this. Systems such as the Hercules Pile, which is a high-capacity, high-strength system capable of bearing loads from 200,000 to over 1,000,000 lbs, illustrate their commitment to the evolution of foundation solutions.

PierTech® also provides the Insta-Brace Anchor to the tilt-up market. Completely reusable, and removing the need for time-consuming concrete piling, the unique Insta-Brace Anchor is simply screwed into position ready for bracing. When the project is complete, the anchor is uninstalled and reused on the next project. Created from a unique design consisting of three helix plates welded to a 1 ½“ square bar shaft, the PierTech® Systems Insta-Brace Anchor is made from superior strength steel. Typically stronger than steel used by other manufacturers, the shaft makes this the strongest helical anchor available with a yield strength of 95 ksi and a tensile strength measured at 130 ksi.

Mr. Kaufman said, “In use for centuries, tilt-up construction isn’t new, but the PierTech® approach is. Using helical pier technology in tilt-up construction applications for the very first time, PierTech® Systems is literally breaking new ground with our patented tilt-up, Insta-Brace Anchor.”

PierTech® provides the construction industry with the highest quality, most versatile and economical permanent foundation and soil stabilization products for a wide range of applications. To find out more about PierTech® Systems visit www.piertech.com.

Introducing The Hercules Pile

St. Louis, MO: PierTech Systems, the concrete and permanent foundation specialists, have unveiled their custom-designed Hercules Pile, a foundation solution for engineers across the United States.

The patent-pending Hercules Pile can carry and transfer loads from 200,000 to over 1,000,000 lbs, making it instantly recognizable as part of the high-strength, high-quality family of foundation solution products pioneered at PierTech’s cutting-edge manufacturing plant. Just one of a number of designs bearing the patent-pending tag, the Hercules Pile is available in both square and round connections and offers a choice of shaft sizes.

Pre-engineered to feature PierTech System’s patented cross-bolt connection, the Hercules Pile is a high-capacity load bearing and transferring system already being used in commercial, industrial, and residential foundation construction works in 44 states. As with all PierTech products and foundation solution applications, the Hercules Pile is fashioned from strong yet lightweight steel and is wholly reusable.

Kevin Kaufman, CEO of PierTech Systems said, “The Hercules Pile by PierTech Systems is easily and accurately cast and quickly and safely joined on site. Used in conjunction with PierTech’s patented cross-bolt connections, the Hercules Pile is one of the finest piles currently on the market ensuring minimum soil displacement.”

PierTech Systems is dedicated to providing the construction industry with the highest quality, most versatile and most economical foundation and soil stabilization products. Whether it is stabilizing a home or office, building a boardwalk, repairing a bridge abutment, or installing a tower, PierTech has the materials and the expertise to complete your project.

The Hercules Pile by PierTech Systems will be on display at the World of Concrete exhibition, January 22-25, 2008. Visit PierTech at booth S13045, Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maintain the Value of Your Home

With a credit crunch looming, a sluggish economy and thoughts turning to saving rather than spending, PierTech Systems, the helical piering specialist, is warning homeowners against putting off foundation repairs in order to maintain the value of the property.

Kevin Kaufman, CEO of the Missouri-based helical pier manufacturer explains, “Each year, millions of US homeowners find their property has fallen victim to foundation problems. Cracked and buckled walls, sinking foundations, and uneven floors rack up costly bills and significantly lower the value of the home.”

Manifesting themselves as doors that stick, windows that are not square, bricks that lean away from garage doors or sagging roofs, these issues may appear to be no more than wear and tear but could actually be masking problems with the structure of the house. As the economy slows down and newspaper headlines scream of an impending recession, it’s all too tempting to turn a blind eye to these imagined non-essential repairs that can be put off for a month or two.

Ignoring any of the symptoms of foundation problems in your residence, however, can end up costing thousands of dollars more in the long run. PierTech Systems offers quick and easy assistance for residences plagued by unstable foundations. Following an inspection by a certified contractor, a repair solution will be presented based on a soil condition report and assessment of the extent of the problem. The design analysis will look at complex factors such as helix size, location, and load requirements.

Patented PierTech products such as the revolutionary Tru-lift brackets, round and square helical pier shafts are used throughout the repair process, delivering the benefit of years of experience on large-scale construction projects around the country.

Once the work is complete, your home and garden are returned to its original condition, with plants and shrubs replanted.

Insta-Brace Anchor System Exclusive Dealer

Helical pier specialist PierTech® Systems is pleased to announce a new national distributor for the PierTech® Insta-Brace System. Committed to the manufacture and distribution of groundbreaking construction technologies, PierTech® welcomes Dayton Superior as the exclusive national distributor of its Insta-Brace System.

With distribution centers in Birmingham, Alabama, and Rialto, California, Dayton Superior will sell and rent the PierTech® Insta-Brace System through their network of certified tilt-up distributors. PierTech® will continue to utilize their existing installers to provide all labor required to install and remove the system.

Kevin Kaufman, President of PierTech® Systems, said, “We have designed our PierTech® Insta-Brace Anchor to be the highest quality and most durable product of its kind. Its strength combined with its ease of use and the speed of installation makes our PierTech® Insta-Brace Anchor the product of choice in today’s tilt-up industry. We’re delighted that this vision is shared by Dayton Superior and look forward to working closely with them in the coming months.”

The Insta-Brace System is a three-piece system consisting of PierTech® Insta-Brace Anchors, PierTech® Insta-Brace Brackets, and PierTech® Insta-Brace Extensions for deeper installations. This system achieves the loads required to match wall brace loads up to 12,000# safe working load. Typically stronger than steel used by other manufacturers, the superior strength steel favored by PierTech® for this application makes the shaft the strongest helical anchor available with a yield strength of 95ksi and a tensile strength measured at 130 ksi.

Expediting the entire tilt-up process, the Insta-Brace system stabilizes construction with quick installation and no curing time.

PierTech® Systems can deliver worldwide. PierTech® Systems is dedicated to providing the construction industry with the highest quality, most versatile and most economical helical pier, foundation and soil stabilization products. Whether it is stabilizing a home or office, building a boardwalk, repairing a bridge abutment, or installing a tower, PierTech® has the materials and the expertise to complete your project.

Tru-Lift Bracket Patent Granted

Helical pier specialists, PierTech® Systems has been granted a patent on its TRU-LIFT® Bracket. The bracket was designed and manufactured by the Missouri-headquartered firm and is a testament to PierTech® Systems’ commitment to producing quality helical piering products and accessories with proven performance capabilities.

The TRU-LIFT® bracket joins PierTech’s® line of helical anchors and piers — including the tilt-up industry Insta-Brace Anchor. PierTech® continues to break new ground with their innovative products and services. PierTech® products play a pivotal role in stabilizing domestic and commercial foundations while expediting the entire build process.

Kevin Kaufman, President of PierTech® Systems, said, “Unlike competitor offerings and traditional brackets, the PierTech® TRU-LIFT® is completely movement free, making it a real time saver on larger projects.”

The industrial grade TRU-LIFT® Bracket is produced from the finest quality, high-strength steel, making it a dependable tool that will last for years of quality foundation support. Capable of standing up to even the toughest working conditions, the TRU-LIFT® moment-free operation is guaranteed and sets it apart from other helical piering brackets currently on the market. The bracket was designed by a team with more than two decades’ experience in piering support systems and large-scale construction projects.

Designed and manufactured by PierTech® Systems at their St. Louis, Missouri base, the TRU-LIFT® Bracket can be ordered toll free by calling 866-536-5007. PierTech® Systems deliver worldwide.