Foundations

Ground Improvement

Solid Foundations

Ground Improvements are critical to a solid finished project.

Techniques include:
Aggregate Piers
Dynamic Compaction
Secant Piles
Soil Nails
Rigid Inclusions
Wick Drains

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Projects

Michels installed caissons on a small site along the in downtown Chicago. The caissons ranged in diameter from 4 to 6 feet and were drilled to an average depth of 90 feet.

Ground Improvement

River Point Plaza

Illinois

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River Point Plaza

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.

Ground Improvement

Metra Lombard Station

Illinois

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Metra Lombard Station

Michels worked in close proximity to live freight and pedestrian rail traffic and overhead rail signal lines to construct a temporary pedestrian train platform.

Ground Improvement

Train Platform

Illinois

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Train Platform

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

Ground Improvement

IDOT Torrence Avenue

Illinois

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IDOT Torrence Avenue

Michels installed 64 micropiles to construct a deep foundation system for an existing parking garage.

Ground Improvement

Parking Garage

Wisconsin

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Parking Garage

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

Ground Improvement

Colman Hall

Wisconsin

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Colman Hall

Quality means doing it right
when no one is looking.

Henry Ford

We do that.

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