Augercast Pilings, Steel Sheet Pilings, Tension testing

Are Strength is Below The Surface

We have posted twice on the progress of a particular project on Miami Beach. Once on 6/23/16 and once on 8/14/16.

This picture is the next step in the development of the building. In this picture you can see they are forming around our augercast piles in the pile caps and grade beams. They will then be  pouring concrete in these forms to assist in the foundation portion of the project. Our steel sheeting remains in place for the time being until portions of the walls are formed and poured. At that time most of the sheet piling will be extracted.

For more information about this job or a list of services we can provide, give us a call! 954-933-9232.

For more information on the services we provide, start here with Augercast piles.

Augercast Pilings, Steel Sheet Pilings, Tension testing

Augercast Piling Job in Miami Beach

This picture is part of a previous project on Miami Beach. Several months ago, we were on site performing a load test. This project consisted of steel sheeting, augercast piling and tremie seal. This picture is for (27) augercast piles installed within the sheeting cofferdam that will hold the tremie seal.

For more information about this job or a list of services we can provide, give us a call! 954-933-9232.

For more information on the services we provide, start here with Augercast piles.

 

Augercast Pilings, Steel Sheet Pilings, Tension testing

Miami Beach Load Testing

This picture represents a 100 compression load test we are performed for a project on Miami Beach. After the compression load test, we be installing (193) 14” augercast piles x 40’ long, over 500 linear feet of sheet piling and installing a tremie seal.

For more information about this job or a list of services we can provide, give us a call! 954-933-9232.

For more information on the services we provide, start here with Load Tests.

Tension testing

Tension Testing in Bay Harbor

Here are some nice images of the conditions we sometimes need to work in.

This was a tension test we were performing in Bay Harbor during a week of very inclement weather!

What is tension testing, you ask?

First, we make a pyramid of concrete piles on (2) corners.

Lay (1) H-beam (horizontally) across the concrete piles being sure to be right over the (1) of the outside piles (whichever pile was determined to be used for uplift). We are sure to make the threaded bar comes thru H-Beam.

Then, we attach threaded bar extension with coupler and secure to the existing threaded bar that extends out of the installed test pile.

The next step is to set a jack thru the threaded bar sitting on top of beam.

The jack pulls up on the pile at least twice the tonnage capacity that was determined by engineer. This project will be a maximum of 100 Tons. Once the full capacity is reached it is held for 24 hours. This procedure takes approximately 8 hours lifting the jack in increments every hour. After 24 hour period the pressure in the jack is released slowly similar to lifting process.

For more information about this job or a list of services we can provide, give us a call! 954-933-9232.

Tension Test #5