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CONTRACTOR SPOTLIGHT – Earth Tech, LLC

CONTRACTOR SPOTLIGHT – Earth Tech, LLC

CONTRACTOR SPOTLIGHT – Earth Tech, LLC This month, DuroTerra’s Contractor Spotlight focuses on Earth Tech, LLC headquartered in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Originally founded in 1991 by Ron & Lewis Broadrick, Earth Tech has recently been acquired by Menard Group. Earth Tech operates throughout the Southeast with engineering and contracting licenses in Florida, […]

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CONTRACTOR SPOTLIGHT – Helical Drilling, Inc.

CONTRACTOR SPOTLIGHT – Helical Drilling, Inc.

By now, our regular Dialogue readers know how Ductile Iron Piles from DuroTerra compare to traditional deep foundations and you also know that designers across the country specify Ductile Iron Piles with great confidence. To bring these design concepts to reality, DuroTerra is fortunate to work with a network of […]

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Ductile Iron Piles – Common General Contractor Myths

Ductile Iron Piles – Common General Contractor Myths

Our Ductile Iron Pile myth series is now shifting from the design-focused myths (geotechnical myths, structural myths) to comments pertaining to general contractors that address some of the more practical aspects of using Ductile Iron Piles on your project. The following are a few of the ideas we’ve heard: General Contractor Myth […]

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Ductile Iron Piles – Common Structural Myths

Ductile Iron Piles – Common Structural Myths

We tackled common Geotechnical Myths in last month’s DuroTerra Dialogue. We’re shifting gears this month to present common Structural Myths or misunderstandings about the Ductile Iron Pile system. Here are a few that we’ve seen raised. Structural Myth 1: The Ductile Iron Pile Bell and Spigot (Plug & Drive) Connection creates a […]

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Ductile Iron Piles – Common Geotechnical Myths

Ductile Iron Piles – Common Geotechnical Myths

Continuing our look at common myths or misunderstandings about the Ductile Iron Pile system, we explore a number of the common geotechnical myths raised by customers. Geotechnical Myth 1: Ductile Iron Piles are only for end-bearing applications going to bedrock. Driving Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs) to rock for end-bearing applications is preferred […]

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Ductile Iron Pile – Common Myths

Ductile Iron Pile – Common Myths

As more and more contractors, engineers, and owners become familiar with Ductile Iron Piles, certain questions often arise about the system. Over the next few months, we’re tackling these common myths that can lead to misunderstandings about the system. Myth #1 “Ductile Iron Piles made from cast iron are brittle […]

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New Year Makeover – DuroTerra Style

New Year Makeover – DuroTerra Style

With the increasing interest and demand for Ductile Iron Piles, we have been getting many requests from our customers. These requests include: Do you have a general brochure that talks about the system? Can you provide me with a detailed spec sheet with Ductile Iron Pile sizes and accessory information? Do you […]

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Take a look at our Top 5 Dialogues of 2021

Take a look at our Top 5 Dialogues of 2021

As we look forward to 2022, we want to thank you for the opportunities to share in your project successes. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and health, happiness, and success in the new year! Before leaving 2021, we wanted to recap the most viewed DuroTerra Dialogues from the […]

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Can Ductile Iron Piles be used for infrastructure projects?

Can Ductile Iron Piles be used for infrastructure projects?

Can Ductile Iron Piles be used for infrastructure projects? We routinely are asked this question by engineers and contractors looking to get the best value for their foundations on infrastructure projects. It’s a timely question now with the renewed focus on the U.S. infrastructure projects making the news as President […]

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Between Bedrock and a Hard Place…or Not.

Between Bedrock and a Hard Place…or Not.

Between Bedrock and a Hard Place…Or Not. Unanticipated ground conditions are a risk that can appear on any project. Something as simple as deeper rock depths discovered during construction can derail the foundation budget and schedule. Is the on-site equipment adequate to reach the deeper rock or is larger equipment required? Are […]

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