Intech Anchoring Systems recently helped a partner install CHANCE helical piles and tieback anchors to stabilize the foundation of a boardwalk. This is the second time we’ve successfully assisted this partner with a boardwalk project. Let’s take a look at the solutions we provided and see how Intech can help with your next project.
A partner Intech has worked with before encountered soil foundation issues during the installation of a boardwalk. We provided helical piles to stabilize the structure and worked with CHANCE to customize a boardwalk bracket with tieback connections. CHANCE manufactured the brackets with a thicker tab for a higher tieback and installed 90-degree rotations on half the brackets, which allowed the tieback to go in four different directions. Anchors were also attached to the vertical tieback piles to provide additional support.
Our partner ran into some undocumented rock that damaged some material during installation. They removed the stone from the soil to create the necessary space to install the piles. An error in the geotechnical report forced them to dig deeper than initially anticipated.
The project was a success. With help from Intech, our partner was able to complete their second boardwalk project. Intech provided the engineering, ensuring the materials were made to the correct specifications and delivered on time.
CHANCE helical piles are ideal for stabilizing foundations or increasing load capacity. Helical piles can be retrofitted onto an already existing structure or used on new foundations.
CHANCE helical piles offer an array of advantages. They can be installed in a short amount of time and don’t require heavy equipment, making them cost efficient. Helical piles also require limited excavation before installation and can be used in restricted access areas. Helical piles also can be installed and built upon immediately after installation.
Piles are installed using a rotary drive head motor attached to a skidster. Installation consists of installing the lead section and extensions depending on the necessary depth required to get to suitable soil. The load of the structure is transferred to the anchor, which is then transferred to suitable soils below the surface. Helical piles can be used for new construction or to retrofit an existing structure.
Finding the right distributor of your equipment can be just as important as finding the right manufacturer. What good is it if you order the right tools, but they can’t be delivered to your site on time? Intech offers rapid delivery for the products you need. Our team provides on-site expertise of needed and same-day response times. We work with multiple suppliers, so we can match you with the best manufacturer for your needs.
Intech Anchoring Systems has offered geostructural engineering solutions to commercial, residential, and industrial contractors for more than 20 years. Our staff of regional managers, along with our engineering, material warehouse, and distribution teams, are all dedicated to improving your construction experience. Intech provides every partner with superior technical support and expert inventory management. We’re fully prepared to supply the products you need for your next project.
At Intech, we focus on building strong relationships with our clients. The services we offer reach far beyond consultation, including:
- Installation training
- Field training
- Site visits
- Design drawings and support
- Engineering support
- Lunch-and-learn presentation for continued professional development
We help you accomplish your goals on time and within your budget. Contact Intech Anchoring Systems today to see how we can supply the necessary products for your next project.