Foundations

Foundations

Michels foundation capabilities serve the deep foundation, ground improvement and earth retention needs of the energy, heavy highway and building trade industries. Our in-house engineering staff works to ensure development and implementation of technically sound design solutions.

Our design-build capabilities ensure cost effective, engineered solutions for even the most complex deep foundations projects.

Our areas of service include the following:

Oil and Gas: We build foundations for stations and provide sheeting installations to divert water and support excavation for mainline pipeline construction sites.

Power Delivery: We support our partners by building foundations for transmission and substation projects from coast to coast.

Building Trades: We build foundations for high-rise buildings, arenas and sports complex. 

Transportation: We build foundations to support massive infrastructure projects including bridges and barge work.

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Projects

Michels rebuilt a 250-foot wakefield timber dockwall that was built in the 1930s.

Marine Construction

Elementis Dock Wall

Wisconsin

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Elementis Dock Wall

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.

Deep Foundations

River Point Plaza

Illinois

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River Point Plaza

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 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.

Deep Foundations

IDOT Torrence Avenue

Illinois

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IDOT Torrence Avenue

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