August 21st, 2015 by

What are micropliles? Micropiles are small diameter piles used for foundation underpinning and new construction to provide deep foundation support for a variety of structures. They are well suited to areas where space limitations exist or where soil conditions are not practical for the installation of helical piers or piles. They can be used in a variety of difficult soil and ground conditions such as clays, sands, silts, gravels and cobbles—even rocks and boulders. With their versatility and bonding capability to soils, micropiles are useful in many applications including:

  • Foundation underpinning
  • Stabilizing walls
  • Stabilizing foundations for tall structures such as towers or wind turbines
  • Seismic upgrades and retrofitting
  • Foundation support in low strength or otherwise unsuitable soils