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IDEAL Group Teams with Engineered Solutions of Georgia to Install (1321) Helical Piles for Oil Tank Foundations Inside a Levy of the Mississippi River

IDEAL Foundation Systems

999 Picture Parkway

Webster, NY 14580

800-789-4810

www.idealfoundationsystems.com

IDEAL Foundation Systems IDEAL Foundation Systems

Project Overview

Installed (1321) helical piles for multiple tank foundations inside the levy for the Mississippi River.

(5) Different size tank foundations were installed for a new distribution center.


Challenge

Elevation of the site was 9 ft. below river elevation during the Delta rainy season. The project time restraints were the biggest challenge. Once the notice to proceed was issued the foundations were to be in place by the end of April.


Solution

A hard sand layer was encountered at 60 – 65 ft in depth with no bedrock in this area. The helical leads had to be changed with this discovery to a 5 blade 16-inch helix in order to lock into this zone of hard sand.

Engineered Solutions of Georgia