This past September I had the opportunity to work with Chance, a division of Hubbell, helping tell the story of how their helical piles are giving new life and safety to existing homes at the Jersey Shore. What I found were homeowners who were visibly emotional about this product since for many it is their only solution in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Helical piles are extremely strong and can be sunk to depths of 50′ or more. But what’s more surprising is that they can be created with almost no clearance and very little room to move. For homeowners looking to raise a house to meet post-Sandy flood codes helical piles, unlike wooden piles which need more space to install, are a house saver.
An assignment like this is run, run, run. So, it was zoom lenses and a Canon Speedlite when needed at 1 – 2 stops below ambient.