Industrial Facility

Undisclosed Location | General Contractor: Team TMS

Project plans called for (3) 14” dia. x 88.5’ auger cast piles with design loads of 45 kips compression, 25 kips tension, and 6 kips lateral. Due to concerns about limited headroom as well as the significant weight-of-hammer zone in the top 40’ of soil, several options were considered in lieu of auger cast. Ultimately an 8" diameter x 50' round pipe helical pile was chosen for a number of reasons, including its high capacity, resistance to buckling, and ability to be installed in a limited-headroom environment.

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American Civil War Museum

Richmond, VA | General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Designed and installed a total of (162) 4.5" diameter hollow bar micro piles with a 5' embedment into rock. Piles were designed for an ultimate load of 150 kips and with an increased factor of safety in order to eliminate the requirement for a pile load test. Worked with the GC to take special precautions around the remnants of the existing ruin walls and adjacent historical buildings, maximizing the preservation of the resources while allowing the construction to take place with least impact to means and methods.

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Virginia War Memorial Expansion & Parking Deck

Richmond, VA | General Contractor: KBS, Inc.

Assisted the design team in value engineering a more cost effective deep foundation system. This system consisted of approximately (220) 18" diameter auger cast piles with varying lengths and bearing on bedrock. Piles were designed for working loads of 180 kips in compression and 17 kips in lateral.

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VCU Student Housing

Richmond, VA | General Contractor: KBS, Inc.

TFI designed and installed an excavation shoring system to facilitate construction of a multi-story residential building with below grade parking. In order to maximize the usable space on site, approximately 8,800sf of soldier pile & timber lagging shoring walls were installed "online" which provided soil retention and served as one-sided forms for cast-in-place basement walls.

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Technical Foundations, Inc.

is a specialty foundation contractor licensed to perform contracting services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our personnel are highly skilled in foundation installation procedures, including deep foundation construction, remediation and new construction.

We are recognized for excelling in unique foundation projects, and our success in atypical and difficult situations illustrates our innovative ability to implement creative new approaches.

Technical Foundations takes pride in the great care and attention to detail we apply when reviewing a project. We carefully consider the existing conditions and the applications that are specified to ensure a safe, high quality and economical result. When presented with unusual situations, we work closely with engineers to develop new strategies.

You can count on Technical Foundations to provide cost-efficient, innovative solutions and sustainable ground improvement to even your toughest jobs.

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