STEP 2 recovery center is a private non-profit organization that has been serving Northern Nevada since 1986 and was looking to add 12,000 square feet to their current site. However, the soils in the area were not conducive for conventional foundation construction.
A deep foundation system was decided to be the best course of action, but due to the soil properties and its inconsistent nature, no one foundation system type could be utilized. VersaGrade was contacted early in the design process to help determine the best and most economical approach for this problem site. It was determined that a mix of deep foundation types that included Ram Jack Helical Piles and Contech Micro Piles would be necessary to overcome these problem soils. Read more about VersaGrade's process in the foundation expansion of STEP 2.