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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Micropiles are small diameter (typically less than 12 inches), drilled and grouted steel reinforced piles used to transmit foundation loads through relatively weak soil strata to deeper more competent soil or rock. Micropiles derive their capacity primarily through grout to soil skin friction and the capacity of the reinforcing steel member. Micropiles can be designed to resist compression, uplift, and lateral loads and are often used as a substitute for conventional deep foundation piles.
Micropiles are especially advantageous because they can be installed in limited access and low overhead environments and in all soil and rock conditions. The equipment used to install micropiles can be relatively small and thus micropiles can be installed where access may only be a few feet wide and overhead restrictions as low as 8 feet exist. Drill Tech is an experienced micropile contractor providing micropile drilling and micropile installation.
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