Deep Foundation support systems are constructed to transfer structural loads through inadequate bearing soils to stronger soils or rock at greater depths below the surface. Foundation support systems are designed and constructed with consideration of axial and lateral load support, uplift force resistance, and settlement control.
Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring, Inc. designs and builds foundation support systems for various applications including new foundation construction, existing foundation retrofitting, and underpinning of existing structures. We routinely employ drilled shafts, micropiles, tiedown anchors, and augercast piles for these applications.
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Augercast piles are slender foundation support members (typically 16 to 36 inches in diameter) used to transmit loads to the ground primarily through skin friction between the pile surface and the surrounding ground and occasionally end-bearing. Augercast piles are constructed by drilling into the ground with a hollow stem continuous flight auger to a specified depth. High strength cement grout is pumped under pressure through the hollow stem as the auger is withdrawn. Steel reinforcement, if required, in the form of a rebar cage and/or high strength bar can be installed while the cement grout is still fluid. Augercast piles cause minimal disturbance compared to driven piles, and are often used for noise and environmentally sensitive sites.
Drill Tech is an experienced augercast pile contractor providing augercast pile installation in the Western United States.
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