Articles by: Ciara Galligan

DuroTerra Dialogue: Too much Tension?!?! – Not for Ductile Iron Piles

DuroTerra Dialogue: Too much Tension?!?! – Not for Ductile Iron Piles

Too much Tension?!?! – Not for Ductile Iron Piles There’s so much tension in the world these days. No – we’re not talking about the tension caused by global pandemic stresses or political differences. We’re talking about the tension on foundations caused by increased seismic overturning loads, wind pressures, retaining wall […]

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DuroTerra Dialogue: In a Tight Spot? The Right Solution for Low Overhead Clearance

DuroTerra Dialogue: In a Tight Spot? The Right Solution for Low Overhead Clearance

In a Tight Spot? The Right Solution for Low Overhead Clearance What is your deep foundation of choice when facing overhead clearance restrictions on your project? Many engineers and contractors turn to helical piles or micropiles when working inside existing buildings or with limited overhead clearance. Did you know that Ductile Iron […]

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DuroTerra Dialogue: Micropiles Made Simple

DuroTerra Dialogue: Micropiles Made Simple

Micropiles Made Simple. Micropiles fill a niche in geotechnical construction to address sites with challenges including vibration concerns, overhead clearance restrictions and heavily-obstructed conditions. But you often hear words like complicated, expensive, slow, messy, dangerous associated with micropile installations. Did you know that Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs) are being used […]

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DuroTerra Dialogue: Don’t get hung up on helical piles

DuroTerra Dialogue: Don’t get hung up on helical piles

Don’t get hung up on helical piles! Helical piles are used for underpinning of existing structures and for new construction of boardwalks and lightly loaded buildings. Like any piling system, there can be limitations that impact the overall benefit. We often hear these concerns from design professionals and contractors on projects utilizing […]

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