Virginia I-85 Rest Stop


Date: 1997

Duration: 7 Days

Virginia Department of Transportation replaced 60 old wooden poles with new aluminum poles. Chance INSTANT FOUNDATION anchors were specified as an alternate to concrete piles. A soil probe was done and it was determined that on the 30 ft. poles with one arm to use a 6″ x 5′ foundation anchor and on the two arm poles to use a 6″ x 7′ foundation anchor.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: Chance Instant Foundation Anchors
  • # of Helical Piles: 60
  • Location: Dinwiddie, VA 23841
  • Installation Depth: 5 Feet
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: busy rest stop
  • Engineer/Architect: VDOT