Blue Iron specializes in the installation of micropiles, deep foundations comprised of a steel casing and/or threaded bar, which is filled with high-strength cement grout. These foundations are typically 3 to 12 inches in diameter, and can run as deep as 200 feet, with loads of more than 200 tons. Micropiles are typically installed in areas with unstable surface soils, necessitating the transfer of weight loads to the stable bedrock below.
What are Micropiles Used for?
Micropiles are typically used to provide structural support when building in areas with unstable soils. Micropiles are a means of underpinning foundations that would otherwise collapse, enhancing mass stability and transferring seismic loads to deep, stable soils or bedrock.
The major benefits of micropiles include but are not limited to:
- Micropiles can support immense loads with no foundation shifting or settling.
- Micropiles are well-suited for building foundations in locales with unstable soils and rock surfaces.
- Micropiles allow for construction in areas with limited access due to significant man-made or natural obstructions.
- Installation can performed so that facility operations can continue uninhibited.
- Use of micropiles in construction with underground utilities can mitigate the need to reroute these utilities.
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Blue Iron Foundations and Shoring, LLC
3545 Carlin Drive
West Sacramento CA 95691