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Deep Foundations

Efficient, reliable solutions

Michels Construction, Inc.'s design-build capabilities ensure cost-effective, engineered solutions for even the most complex deep foundations projects. As a deep foundations contractor, we work with customers and use sophisticated testing to meet a construction project's necessary bearing capacity and settlement tolerances.

Our deep foundations team includes licensed Professional Engineers (PE), licensed Structural Engineers (SE), and Multi-disciplinary Engineers (civil, structural, geotechnical).

Our techniques include:

Augercast piles
Drilled shafts (rock socketed)
Drilled shafts (belled shafts)
Drilled shafts (oscillator method)
Driven Piles
Helical piers
Micropiles
Mini-caissons
O-cell testing
Secant piles

Projects

Michels built 458 secant piles and 100 caissons in 90 days for a 10-story, 600,000-square-foot building on the site of the new McDonald's corporate headquarters.

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110 N Carpenter

Illinois

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110 N Carpenter

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Yesler Terrace

Washington

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Yesler Terrace

Michels scope of work is to install 242 drilled shafts to support the piers for anew bridge. The installation of the drilled shafts was completed with the simultaneous use of up to four drill rigs. Utilizing barges, 233 drilled shafts were installed in the river. Michels crews also installed 7-foot and 10-foot permanent steel casing into bedrock for each shaft.

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Illinois

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Michels installed 857 H-piles 60 feet deep to bedrock for a deep foundation system for the R1VER project, a mixed-use waterfront development.

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R1VER

Wisconsin

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R1VER

Michels was contracted to design and install secant shafts as temporary earth retention to allow for the excavation of approximately 71 feet below grade to install a new pump station.

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Pump Station 4 Reconstruction

Illinois

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Pump Station 4 Reconstruction

Michels installed various forms of earth retention systems using steel sheet pile, secant shafts and drilled shafts. The customer required deep foundations in an area with a high water table. The earth retention systems Michels installed allowed crews to pour the foundations in a dry working area.

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Matalco

Wisconsin

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Matalco

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