Foundations

Deep Foundations

Efficient, Reliable Solutions

Michels design-build capabilities ensure cost effective, engineered solutions for even the most complex deep foundations projects. We work with you to design and build the right foundations for your next drilled shaft project. We are conditioned to working on challenging sites, including urban, high-traffic, low-headroom and off of barges.

We partner with our customers and use sophisticated testing to make sure you are getting the foundation that will safely support your load.

Our team includes Licensed Professional Engineers (PE)*, Licensed Structural Engineers (SE)*, and Multi-disciplinary (Civil, structural, geotechnical) Engineers.

Techniques include:

Augercast Piles
Drilled Shafts (bell/rock sockets)
Driven Piles
Secant Piles
Helical Piers
Micropiles
Mini-Caissons
O-Cell testing

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Projects

Michels built caissons and installed H-pipes for the Torrence Avenue Bridge along the Grand Calumet River.

Deep Foundations

IDOT Torrence Avenue

Illinois

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IDOT Torrence Avenue

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

Deep Foundations

Fiserv Forum

Wisconsin

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Fiserv Forum

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.

Deep Foundations

110 N Carpenter

Illinois

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110 N Carpenter

Deep Foundations

Yesler Terrace

Washington

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Yesler Terrace

Michels constructed secant compression ring launch and receiving shafts for a microtunneling project. The launch shaft was comprised of 46 intersecting 1-meter-diameter secant piles drilled to a depth of 54 feet. The receiving shaft was comprised of 38 intersecting 1-meter-diameter piles drilled to a depth of 52 feet.

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Conduit 16 launch and receiving shafts

Colorado

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Conduit 16 launch and receiving shafts

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

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Vince Lombardi

Great teamwork can do great things.

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