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Earth Retention Systems

Durable and cost-effective solutions

Michels Construction, Inc. plans, designs, and builds cost-effective, temporary and permanent geotechnical structures to support deep excavations. Our impressive collection of earth retention services is designed to provide you with custom solutions for your project needs.

We deploy our experienced earth retention crews and extensive inventory of drills, mixers, pumps, and tools wherever needed in North America.

Our techniques include:

  • Ground anchors and tiebacks
  • Drop shafts
  • Secant and tangent pile walls
  • Sheet piles (vibrated and hydraulic pressed)
  • Slope stabilization
  • Soil nails and shotcrete
  • Soldier piles and lagging
  • Underpinning

  • Projects

    Michels designed and installed an Earth Retention System (ERS) for a new pedestrian tunnel that was bored under three live Metra and Union Pacific rail lines.

    Earth Retention Systems

    Metra Lombard Station

    Illinois

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    Metra Lombard Station

    Michels Corporation completed a deep foundations package for a rail bridge to carry the Rock Island Metra tracks over tracks used by Amtrak and freight trains, eliminating at grade crossings.

    Earth Retention Systems

    Metra Flyover Bridge

    Illinois

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    Metra Flyover Bridge

    Michels performed inbound and outbound structure construction.

    Earth Retention Systems

    Lake Shore Drive

    Illinois

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    Lake Shore Drive

    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.

    Earth Retention Systems

    Matalco

    Wisconsin

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    Matalco

    Michels was selected as the foundation contractor to design and build the earth retention system for a 20-foot wide fish passage structure for the Cle Elum Dam.

    Earth Retention Systems

    Cle Elum Dam

    Washington

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    Cle Elum Dam

    Michels designed and installed a 500-linear-foot sheet pile wall with three levels of tieback anchors for a permanent earth retention system.

    Earth Retention Systems

    Children's Hospital Parking Lot

    Minnesota

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    Children's Hospital Parking Lot

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