What started in 1912 as an entrepreneurial venture to anchor telephone poles evolved into the creation of the world’s leading manufacturer of helical piling, anchoring, and earth retention systems. As a business unit of Hubbell Power Systems, CHANCE® is recognized around the globe as the preeminent producer of helical foundation products engineered for multiple applications, including the construction of solar and wind energy systems. We take pride in our unsurpassed ability to custom-engineer helical solutions to satisfy the unique requirements of each individual project. Our site-specific, modular component systems are designed to perform in most soil conditions, in any locale. They can be installed quickly and easily and they’re environmentally conscious, as well. CHANCE is listed with all major building codes, including the UBC, BOCA, SBCCI and CCMC (Canadian). The company is ISO9001 Certified, which ensures that each and every product we ship meets the highest quality standards.
At CHANCE, “engineering excellence” isn’t just a phrase, its a way of doing business. For example, a key consideration in the use of helical piles for solar applications is the customized nature of the base plate connection between the pile and the panel. That’s
where CHANCE engineers excel. We have a reputation for close collaboration between our engineers and our customers to design customized connections and pile configurations to solve the challenges created by varying soils and weather conditions. Our priority is to engineer a foundation sufficient to resist all applied loads while still allowing for quick and easy installation. For one recent project, our engineers went so far as to develop a new drive tool to work specifically with the final design.
An advantage credited to helical piles is the inherent ease and speed of installation. CHANCE helical piles are the answer for reducing project construction time and saving on energy, consumption of resources, and reduction of the contractor’s carbon
footprint. Although a function of installation and not manufacturing, the fact is that helical piles allow for installation rates as high as 500 piles per day. Helical piles can often be shorter, and therefore cost less, than comparable driven piles or drilled shafts.