Foundations

Earth Retention Systems

Durable and Cost Effective

Michels works with you to design and build the right geotechnical structure to support your excavations, either permanently or temporarily.

Our extensive inventory of drills, mixers, pumps, and tools allow us to mobilize precisely the right equipment to wherever needed in North America.

Michels is experienced at designing and building a multitude of Earth Retention Systems (ERS).

Techniques include:

Ground Anchors/Tiebacks
Secant or Tangent Piles
Sheet Piles
Solider Piles and Lagging
Soil Nails

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Projects

Michels designed and built an Earth Retention System to provide global stability for a recreational and ski hill that had been experiencing multiple slope failures.

Earth Retention Systems

Mont Du Lac

Wisconsin

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Mont Du Lac

Michels' system took the weight of Colman Hall at the slope and put it onto 18 micropiles that extended 60 feet below grade.

Earth Retention Systems

Colman Hall

Wisconsin

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Colman Hall

Michels constructed a temporary earth retention system, excavated the work area, and installed 218 micro piles under Milwaukee City Hall.

Earth Retention Systems

Milwaukee City Hall Foundation Restoration

Wisconsin

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Milwaukee City Hall Foundation Restoration

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 was part of an integrated joint venture responsible for executive management field supervision and engineering on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority's University Link Light Rail Extension Project.

Earth Retention Systems

University Link Light Rail U230

Washington

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University Link Light Rail U230

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