The Great Little Box printing company wanted to install a new industrial-size printer in its Richmond facility. The new printer required a foundation that could handle a heavy load. Because of this, our design team recommended a deep foundation for stability and strength.
Since the project site was indoors, the building posed a number of limitations. Most importantly, it was sensitive to noise and vibration. In addition to this, TerraCana needed to limit the amount of spoils produced because the building limited waste removal. With these factors in mind, the final foundation needed to be able to withstand the full weight of the new printer.
TerraCana’s design team used small diameter pipe piles to meet the strict performance requirements. Pipe piles can be installed with minimal site disturbance and can also support heavy loads. To verify the pile performance, we preloaded each pile after installation as well as performing a sacrificial load test.
No. of Piles: 12+1 test
Pile Type: Small diameter pipe pile– 4 ½”