Commercial Foundations Case Studies: New Construction Piers for Church in Bluffton, SC
Clayton Construction Company from Spartanburg, SC requested the services of Lowcountry Basement Systems to install new construction helical piles for the foundation of a new church building in Bluffton, SC.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed 55 new construction helical piles, 7' leads and extensions with a hydraulic-powered, rotery-torque drive unit. (110) Shaft extenions were added to reach design torque/depth and coupled with manufaturuers supplied hardware.
The helical piles were installed to (30) kips as specified with an approximate depth of (26) feet.
Tension tests were performed to confirm capacity of the porposed helical piles.
The pier caps were installed 6" below the final floor level to allow the foundation to be tied in to the existing building.
Project Manager: Robert Videon
Foreman: Russell Hester
Commercial Project Advisor: Randy Dikeman
Prepping the site for installation of helical piles
New Construction Helical Piles and extensions to be installed
Prepping the rotery-torque drive head
Preparing to drive the helical piles
Driving the helical piles
Attaching the helical extensions
Coupling hardware attaching extensions to helical piles
Performing tension test to confirm capacity of helical pile
Helical piles and extensions installed
Measuring cut-off location prior to installing pier caps
Drilling holes in helical extension to allow installation of pier cap
Helical piles with pier caps installed