We’re the Helical Pile Pioneers. Here’s Why…

by | Mar 21, 2023 | Helical Piles, News

There are teams who get the job done and there are teams who add value. We do both and then some…

Not content with just working in this industry, we’ve always set out to lead it. So here we are, more than 30 years later, with somewhat of a reputation for being a pioneer in piling!  

We’re innovation obsessed.  While others may think the design of the helical pile and its applications are limited, we continue to prove otherwise.  We’ve taken everything we’ve learned, and continue to learn, about helical piles (which is a lot) and we use that knowledge to help the deep-foundation industry evolve.   

The IDEAL Team continues to address issues, smooth rough edges, and find new ways to overcome the challenges faced by engineers and architects.  Every day, The IDEAL Team works to provide our clients with value-engineered designs using high quality products that meet project requirements, adhere to local building codes, and ultimately save time and money.  

Building on firm foundations.

You may know us as inventors of STELCOR, but that same passion for innovation and improvement is applied to every product in our extensive range of round shaft and square shaft (RCS) helical screw piles and anchors. We continue to evaluate and improve every part of our process, allowing us to…

  • Evolve our manufacturing to consistently produce superior products
  • Keep projects on schedule with some of the shortest lead times in the industry
  • Fabricate custom piles and termination accessories to exacting specification/designs 

This holistic approach benefits installers, contractors, and engineers, making us your IDEAL partner.  

“We pioneered the high-capacity helical pile industry and today we manufacture helical piles with shaft diameters up to 36”.”

Cole Stroyer

Helical Piles: The Deep Dive

Helical piers are designed to resist compressive loads, usually downward. Helical anchors resist tensile loads, usually upward or inclined. Many helical units function as both piers and anchors. 

Our ongoing investment in R&D has pushed the boundaries of the helical pile. We continue to introduce helical piles to new industries and find new applications in which they provide advantages over traditional methods.

As an end-bearing deep foundation, helical piles transfer structural loads to deeper, stronger, and more stable material that can’t be reached with conventional shallow foundations. Helical piles should be considered for any application that would traditionally call for a driven pile, drilled pier or mini pile. 

The advantages? Well, there are a few…

  • Wide range of allowable loads
  • Variety of installation angles
  • Lower overall cost than driven or drilled piles
  • Rapid installation
  • Minimal support equipment
  • Easy to install in limited access sites
  • No concrete delays
  • Install in extreme weather
  • Limited earthwork – no spoils
  • Minimal vibration and noise
  • Can be removed and reused
  • Low mobilization cost

Want more of the detail? It’s all here – in our handy brochure. 


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