Jersey Shore Home Addition


Date: 2/15/2017


A home at the shore was building an addition in the rear of the house.  Mobilization cost for timber piles was prohibitive as helicals are installed with small low-impact machines and the pile segments could be hand carried to the back of the house.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: 1 1/2″ Square Shaft
  • # of Helical Piles: 11
  • Location: Sea Isle City, NJ
  • Installation Depth: 15-18ft
  • Equipment Used: Cat 304 w/Pro Dig 12K drivehead Digital Strain Gage torque indicator
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: Timber pile installation was not an option due to the effect vibration would exert on the existing foundation.  Limited access also required small equipment typical in helical installations.
  • Engineer/Architect: Butch Czar P.E.