210 West Chestnut

A cottage needed to be raised out of the flood zone to comply with the new baseline flood elevation established by FEMA post Super Storm Sandy.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: 2 7/8″ Pipe Pile w/.203 wall
  • # of Helical Piles: 27
  • Location: North Wildwood, NJ
  • Installation Depth: 15′
  • Ultimate Pile Capacity: 12.5 Tons
  • Equipment Used: Bobcat Mini-Excavator
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: The footprint of the cottage was small requiring a mini-excavator to install the piles. In addition, the concrete contractor beat F W Wilson to the site and excavated the footers so extra caution was required and plywood had to be placed over the open foundation trenches to avoid collapsing them.
  • Installer: F W Wilson
  • Engineer/Architect: WJM Consulting Engineers – Fine Architecture
    Hyland Engineering – Pile Certification