Challenge

A new water treatment tank was slated for the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant. The weight of the tank called for additional support underground, namely Deep Foundation piles. Several challenges were present, including Hurricane Hermine, which brought heavy rain and winds to Florida at the same time as the pre-construction work. The pit-like work area would make it difficult to install piles during heavy rain. In addition, several obstructions were identified underground during the installation of the Deep Foundation piles.

Solution

LRE Foundation Repair, the engineer and the general contractor worked together to overcome these challenges on the job site. LRE was hired to install 175 Auger Cast piles to 60' depths. Each pile was 18" in diameter and featured full length steel cages designed for compression loads. A 1143-B load test was performed on site to ensure the Auger Cast piles were well suited for the water tank.

Project Summary

Geotechnical Engineer: Tierra Engineering

Structural Engineer: McKim & Creed

General Contractor: Vogel Brothers

Foundation Contractor: LRE Foundation Repair

Auger Cast Piles: One Hundred and Seventy-Five (175) Auger Cast piles installed with 18-inch diameter and to 60-foot depths. Each pile featured full length steel cages and was designed for compression.

LRE was hired to install 175 compression Auger Cast piles at the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant.

LRE was hired to install 175 compression Auger Cast piles at the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant.

A 1143-B load test was performed on site to ensure the Auger Cast piles were suited for the water tank.

A 1143-B load test was performed on site to ensure the Auger Cast piles were suited for the water tank.

LRE worked with the engineers and general contractor to overcome challenges on the worksite.

LRE worked with the engineers and general contractor to overcome challenges on the worksite.

The 175 piles were 18

The 175 piles were 18