Ductile Iron Piles – Supporting the Speed of E-Commerce
Interested to see where Ductile Iron Piles have helped move E-Commerce forward? Are you involved with a project where there’s value in getting out of the ground faster? Keep reading to see a couple example projects and reach out to us for a feasibility assessment.
When a 36,000 square foot mezzanine level was added to the scope of a recently constructed beverage distribution facility, a low vibration foundation system was needed that could be installed within the overhead conditions. Ductile Iron Piles were selected to accelerate the installation and eliminate the mess from spoils associated with micropiles or grouted displacement piles. Piles were rapidly driven through undocumented fill to terminate in dense sand. Load testing showed about 0.1 inches of deflection at 60 ton capacity. A total of 250 piles were installed by one crew in 4 weeks.
Amazon’s response to unprecedented customer demand includes improvements to existing facilities. When the scope of work for an Amazon renovation project expanded to include support of new canopy foundations, the project was in jeopardy of delays. The project team selected a Ductile Iron Pile solution to deliver a rapid, low vibration pile solution to reliably support the new foundation loads. DuroTerra was able to assist with design and immediately ship material from our large inventory to support the rapid response. Helical Drilling, Inc. proposed, designed, mobilized and installed the solution in less than 2 weeks after getting the initial call. With over 800 LF/day, 56 grouted friction piles were installed in only 3 days on-site.