What is a pump station?
A pump station, or water storage tank, moves large amounts of water from one place to another for many different reasons. In some cases, the station moves the water for stormwater management purposes. In other cases, it may move water from a drainage area located in a geographical low spot to a higher area. A pump station may operate constantly in an area with heavy rainfall. However, a pump station in a more arid climate with little rainfall may operate infrequently. A pump station’s operations depend on how much water it needs to drain from a given area and what that climate’s area is like.
Why would a pump station need deep foundations?
A pump station consists of many heavy pipes carrying water from one place to another. It needs a solid foundation to support the pipes and other heavy machinery in the facility. If the soils in a given area are too weak, soft, or compressible to support shallow foundations, deep foundations provide the support a pump station needs.
What are deep foundation solutions?
Deep foundation solutions are products and processes that transfer structural loads from the weak soil near a construction site’s surface to competent soil or rock far underground. Once these solutions are in place, they support the structure throughout its lifespan.
How do helical piles work in deep foundation solutions?
Helical piles work in underpinning systems, which transfer structural loads to bearing plates installed in competent rock or soil. These piles are also called uplift piles because they anchor foundations when buoyant forces cause uplift. When contractors install helical piles, they use special brackets to anchor them to the concrete foundations. They then secure the brackets with concrete bolts. After that, the helical piles are in place and they can begin supporting the structure above them.
What benefits do CHANCE helical piles provide?
CHANCE helical piles can handle up to 100,000 pounds each. An entire system of them can support any commercial structure, including a pump station and all its piping and equipment. They meet all the national building codes agencies’ requirements, so they can be installed anywhere in the U.S. CHANCE helical piles have the strength and durability to support structures throughout their lifespans.