Grouted Helical Pile Installation in Greater Cleveland

Grouted Helical Pile Installation in Greater Cleveland

A proven helical pile system for deep foundation applications

Helical pile systems are factory manufactured and designed to reach competent, load-bearing soil deep beneath the foundation. Generally, they consist of a central shaft, helix blades, and extension shafts to ensure proper depth and capacity are reached. But when the surrounding soils are loose, soft, or fluid, modifications to the typical helical pile design may be necessary to avoid buckling of the system.

The Grouted Helical Pile System has several benefits over other solutions to address buckling concerns. Ohio Basement Systems is a professional installer of the Grouted Helical Pile System for commercial applications in Cleveland, Akron, Strongsville and nearby.

To discuss whether the Grouted Helical Pile system is the right solution for your commercial foundation project, contact us to schedule a consultation.

Design details of grouted helical piles

The Grouted Helical Pile System utilizes a traditional lead solid square shaft with lead displacement plates, also known as helix blades. The plates are located at the coupler locations for each extension shaft, allowing soil to be pushed away while the system is advanced as far into the ground as necessary.

Grout is simultaneously poured to fill the hole created by the helical pile system, which creates a uniform grout column because of the even disbursement of identical displacement plates. The grout reservoir gives needed stability to the entire system when surrounding soils are not a sufficient anchor.

Benefits over traditional helical piles

In certain applications, the addition of a grout column and the use of the Grouted Helical Pile system can yield several benefits for deep foundations:

  • The grout column not only offers an answer to buckling in poor soil profiles, but it can also provide protection against corrosion of the system.
  • Grouted helical piles make use of friction alongside the end-bearing capacity of regular helical piles, and the combination makes for a sturdier system overall.
  • Grouted helical piles can be installed with greater ease and in smaller areas than traditional systems.
  • Grouted helical piles may be able to achieve capacities exceeding 100 kips, compared to the 65 kips of regular helical piles; they may be a less costly alternative to other similar options.

Begin work on your commercial foundation today

If you’re interested in the Grouted Helical Pile System or any of our other helical pile solutions, contact the commercial foundation specialists at Ohio Basement Systems today.

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