Brooklyn Hand Held Piles

A row home in Slope Point was building an addition. The plans called for a deck and the deck posts were steel I-beams. Due to the weight, a deep foundation was needed to support them. Helical piles were chosen to accommodate the load while overcoming severely restricted access.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: RS2875.203 Wall 8″ 10″ Helical Configuration
  • # of Helical Piles: 2
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Installation Depth: 12′
  • Ultimate Pile Capacity: 30 kips
  • Equipment Used: Hand-held Equipment
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: The challenge of this project was that the piles had to be installed by hand. There was no way to get conventional installation equipment into the back yard. The hand-held equipment was brought in through the house; then, a skid steer was parked in front of the house and powered the hand held equipment.
  • Engineer/Architect: Carlin-Simpson & Associates
  • General Contractor: Trafficante Contracting