A home from hurricane Sandy had to be raised to the new baseline flood elevation required by FEMA. A deep foundation was required to support the new grade beams and cinder block walls due to weak surface soils.
- Helical Pile Type: 1.5″ square shaft helical piles
- # of Helical Piles: 25
- Location: Queens, NY
- Installation Depth: 15′
- Ultimate Pile Capacity: 45 Kips
- Equipment Used: Skid Steer, Torq Pin, Pengo RS7 Drive Head
- Challenge/Unique Aspect: Helical piles were used so the house could be raised on cribbing and didn’t need a costly move to accommidate another type of deep foundation like timber piles.