Hard Rock Cafe – Arena Bleacher Support

The Hard Rock Cafe renovations included the bleachers in the concert arena which required foundation support in addition to tie-downs to resist uplift. Helicals proved to be the fastest, least disruptive solution which included many other contractors in a virtually complete renovation.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: 2875″.276
  • # of Helical Piles: 96
  • Location: Atlantic City, NJ
  • Installation Depth: 19′
  • Equipment Used: Caterpillar 314 with a 16K drive head w/torque Pin Indicator
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: The borings did not reflect actual soil conditions. The installer needed to cut off the last helical plate and pre-drill to reach the minimum depth requirement for the tension component.
  • Engineer/Architect: Gencorelli Engineering