Gary L. Seider, PE

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How Does Corrosion Impact the Service Life of Earth Anchors in Water? Let’s Evaluate!

Posted by Gary L. Seider, PE on Jul 8, 2021 3:00:00 PM

Every application is different, but they often have something in common with other applications. We normally consider helical guy anchor performance in different types of soil, but different underwater applications can also impact the service life of guy anchors.

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Topics: Anchors

Drivecast™ in Action: Installation Test Results

Posted by Gary L. Seider, PE on May 8, 2018 10:54:00 AM

The CHANCE® Drivecast™ screw displacement pile underwent three installations in the northeast, each achieving significantly positive test results. 

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Topics: Foundations

Comparing Deep Foundation Elements

Posted by Gary L. Seider, PE on Apr 25, 2018 11:53:00 AM

There are seven key deep foundation solutions: helical piles, micropiles, driven piles, rammed aggregate, CFA piles and screw displacement piles. Each provide an industry solution. However, the applications can vary from product to product. How do the deep foundation methods compare with each other?

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Topics: Foundations

Installing Screw Displacement Piles

Posted by Gary L. Seider, PE on Apr 12, 2018 9:50:41 AM

As the CHANCE® Drivecast™ screw displacement pile is rotated into the ground, it compresses the soil laterally, creating a void which is immediately filled with grout maintained in the reservoir. The schedule 80 centralized shaft replaces the rebar cage as column reinforcement. 

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Topics: Foundations

What are Continuous Flight Auger Piles Costing You?

Posted by Gary L. Seider, PE on Apr 4, 2018 3:46:00 PM

Construction crews and installers face a significant investment financially and time-wise when working with Continuous Flight Auger piles. For installation alone, the process is tenfold.

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Topics: Foundations