Construction

Ground Improvement

Design-build geotechnical solutions

Michels Construction, Inc.'s experienced, in-house ground improvement engineers work with you to find the most technically sound, cost-effective solutions for complex ground improvement solutions. Michels Construction partners with your project team from preliminary feasibility and budgeting through the final design and installation of turn-key design-build solutions.

Michels' has the people, equipment and experience to complete a wide variety of ground improvement projects. This includes value engineering a shallow foundation support system instead of a deep foundation system, supporting an earthen embankment or mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall as part of a roadway improvement project, or reducing settlement of heavily loaded structures.

Design-build ground improvement techniques include:

Aggregate piers
Dynamic compaction
Grouting
Rigid inclusions
Stone columns
Vibro compaction

Projects

Michels installed 400 LF of sheet piling and 992 pipe piles to support construction in downtown Milwaukee.

Ground Improvement

Fiserv Forum

Wisconsin

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Fiserv Forum

Michels used a specialized tool mounted to a track hoe to install 960,000 lineal feet of wick drain on the Highway 41-441 corridor expansion project.

Ground Improvement

Highway 41-441 Corridor

Wisconsin

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Highway 41-441 Corridor

Michels completed ground improvement for a building addition project.

Ground Improvement

Twin Cities Medical Device Manufacturer - Building Expansion

Minnesota

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Twin Cities Medical Device Manufacturer - Building Expansion

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