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STEP 2 Foundation

March 20th, 2017 by ocgdev
STEP 2 Foundation

This project was recently featured in Helical Pile World’s industry newsletter and website! 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…

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Burning Man

September 9th, 2015 by ocgdev
burning man

Installing Foundation Systems on the Playa Every year on the Black Rock Desert, 60,000 people have one heck of a party!  A lot of planning goes into an event that size, and for the last few years, VersaGrade has been consulted and installed temporary foundation systems for the art installations on the Playa.  Large structures…

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El Dorado Beach Improvement

September 9th, 2015 by ocgdev
retaining walls

Helical Pile Beach Improvement This $4.8 Million LEED Project included site rehabilitation and improvements of the existing city park along the south shore of Lake Tahoe.  Helical piles were installed for the foundation system and lateral bracing. Design loads ranged from 26 Kips up to 102 Kips, and were accommodated by the use of a…

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Stateline Board Walk

September 9th, 2015 by ocgdev
open land covered in snow

Reno Contractors Install Piles for Bikeway The Stateline Boardwalk Project was a small part of a larger 30+ mile long Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway Project along the East shore of Lake Tahoe.  The intent of the project is to create a shared-use path that meets American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Americans…

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TMWA

August 24th, 2015 by ocgdev
foundation preparation

New Construction Micropile Installation Truckee Meadows Water Authority planned an addition to their Glendale Plant Office.  A standard foundation was not accepted as an estimated 12′-16′ of uncontrolled fill consisting of cobbles and boulders was present.  VersaGrade installed new construction micropiles through the fill layer into competent native material, improving the bearing capacity of the…

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The Chateau at Tahoe

August 24th, 2015 by ocgdev
subgrade prep

IBO Soil Nail and Shotcrete Slope Stabilization During construction of The Chateau in South Lake Tahoe, construction limits encroached on the neighboring properties.  The first phase of this project included nearly 28,000 sf of retail space and 129 parking spaces. To avoid encroachment into U.S. Hwy 50 and adjacent property lines, nearly vertical excavations were…

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Reno Housing Authority

August 24th, 2015 by ocgdev
foundation repair

Micropile underpinning in difficult soil conditions A 1930’s aerial photograph showed a large drainage ditch that appeared to have run under the corner of a structure that was built much later.  Improper filling and compaction of this ditch was speculated to be the cause of a large amount of settlement under that portion of the…

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Stoker Avenue Residence

August 24th, 2015 by ocgdev
basement wall repair

Basement Wall Repair Using Helical Anchors A failing drain system, and the additional surcharge created by the installation of a spa, caused the failure of this basement wall.  Rather than destroy the backyard to install a repair, VersaGrade completed all work from the interior of the basement.  A Tie Back and Waler system was installed…

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Blackwood Creek Bank

August 24th, 2015 by ocgdev
erosion control systems

Spring thaw on the West bank of Lake Tahoe brought runoff waters that threatened to erode the banks of Blackwood Creek and take a residential structure with it.  VersaGrade installed the environmentally sensitive anchors that now hold the natural bank protection in place, saving the structure and protecting the clarity of Lake Tahoe. View our…

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Reno VA Hospital

August 18th, 2015 by ocgdev
underground utility construction

Utility Shoring Using Micropiles Several underground storage tanks were marked for removal at the Veterans Hospital in downtown Reno.  Backfilled in pea gravel, these tanks were directly adjacent a concrete raceway containing electrical and communication lines that were essential to the hospital operations.   The entire raceway itself was supported using Micropiles with special brackets designed…

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