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Helical Piles – Resistance Piles – Soil Retention Systems

August 21st, 2015 by

Helical Piles

  • Helical piles are installed into the ground much like a screw into wood.  They are advanced using hydraulic rotary drive motors to a depth suitable to carry the specified loads.

Resistance Piles

  •  Resistance Piles, or Push Piles are installed by hydraulically pressing the pile into the ground using the structure as a counter weight.   Installation pressure correlates to the  load capacity of the pile.

Soil Retention Systems

  • Soil retention systems are mechanisms by which earth/soil is held  at a vertical or sloped configuration for extended periods of time.  Gravity retaining walls, MSE (Mechanically Stabilized Earth), Soil Nails / Shotcrete, & Gabbion blocks are all examples of Soil Retention Systems.