Construction

Earth Retention Systems

Durable and cost-effective solutions

Michels Construction, Inc. plans, designs and builds cost-effective geotechnical structures to support deep excavations, both temporary and permanent. 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)
Soil nails and shotcrete
Soldier piles and lagging
Slope stabilization
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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