The new structure and water tanks required a deep foundation solution. Overhead height restrictions and piles from the existing building made traditional deep foundation techniques not feasible. We were consulted early in the process to evaluate specialty deep foundation solutions that would overcome the challenges. Ultimately, we decided that micropiles were the most cost-effective option for support due to their high load-carrying capacity, limited access installation capability, and ability to be installed through existing obstructions.
We designed the micropiles around the existing deep foundations of the original structure, which required several layouts before finalizing the project’s scope. Our experts developed several types of micropiles to meet the varying compression and lateral loads. We manufactured the micropiles with different casing lengths and rock socket lengths to ensure the most cost-effective method in bedrock.