The wooden pilings above the mudline supporting the restaurant were rotting. Helicals were installed along side the failing piles to support the indoor and outdoor dinning rooms. With the exception of the waterfront, all the helicals needed to be installed from the interior of the building through trapdoors cored in the floor with a portable hand operated drive-string suspended from an engine hoist and transported from one pile location to another on a dolly.
- Helical Pile Type: 2 7/8″ Pipe Pile w/.276 wall
- # of Helical Piles: 30
- Location: Wildwood, NJ
- Installation Depth: 35′
- Ultimate Pile Capacity: 20 Tons
- Equipment Used: Bobcat Excavator (from Barge) Exterior
Hand-Held Portable Equipment [on a dolly] interior
- Challenge/Unique Aspect: Access (tight spots & overhead), mobilization (portable equipment], and a May first Wedding deadline all contributed to complicate this project. The brackets needed to be installed below the boardwalk like floor from underneath at low tide as the entire footprint of the building was over water. Some of the exterior piles were installed from a barge on the waterfront. However, most of the piles were installed through trapdoors cored in the floor with a jerry-rigged portable installation unit.
- Installer: W F Wilson
- Engineer/Architect: Bob Green Engineering
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