Henry Ave Street Light Tiedowns

A new apartment complex needed street lights. There was a concern for uplift on the concrete bollards originally specified. Helical piers/anchors can be used in tension as well as compression and therefore were the perfect choice to prevent uplift while supporting the streetlights.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: 1.5″ Square Shaft
  • # of Helical Piles: 54
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Installation Depth: 12′
  • Ultimate Pile Capacity: 15 kips
  • Equipment Used: Caterpillar Excavator, 17K Drive Head, Digital Torque Indicator
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: All 54 tiedowns were installed in 3 days for all 18 locations for the street lights while minimalizing traffic flow.