Point Pleasant Home Elevation

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South Jersey Helical Piers, Inc. Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Danbro Distributors Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
South Jersey Helical Piers, Inc. Cherry Hill, New Jersey

 

Point Pleasant Home Elevation

Point Pleasant Home Elevation

Project

Hurricane Sandy Home Elevation

Solution

Laterally loaded CHANCE® Helical Piles

Summary

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, raised awareness of damage caused by a storm surge and the resulting scour highlighted the need for deep foundations with known lateral capacity for residential and light commercial buildings. The intention was to install standard helical piles with the CHANCE Helical Pulldown® Micropile into typical soils that would be affected by a storm surge in the Point Pleasant, NJ area and then determine their performance by field testing. Six helical piles were installed with three different pile casings. Two identical helical piles were tied together at the top with a wood beam during the test so that the behavior of foundations would be similar to piles supporting a structure. Results for three tests are presented that can be used to design foundations that will withstand future events like Hurricane Sandy.