Aerial photo of crew workin in Stanton Tennessee on sandy ground.


Foundations crew using various large equipment on a dirt road in the forest.


An excavator, backhoe, and drill rig work together on a foundations job.


Cranes performing work on large bridge over a river.



Michels Construction, Inc. provides safe, reliable solutions for projects from coast to coast. Our engineers understand project goals, explore soil and site conditions, and develop a cost-effective solution. Our crews dig and drill to build structures, amend soil or install systems to safely support excavations. Our project management team delivers projects on time and budget. All operations are backed by a large fleet of specialized equipment, strategically located throughout the U.S. for efficient mobilization.

Foundations crew working on a busy road and bridge.

Deep Foundations

Michels Construction drills shafts and drives piles to create load-bearing structures in competent soil or rock to allow safe, solid development on the surface or far above it. Our crews are experienced and equipped to work in all conditions, including sites that have previously been developed or are in congested areas.

Our techniques include:

  • Auger Cast Piles
  • Drilled Shafts (belled and rock)
  • Driven Piles
  • Micropiles
  • Mini-caissons
  • Oscillated drilled shafts (temporary and permanent cased)

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Design-Build Earth Retention and Foundations

Michels Construction’s design-build capabilities ensure value-engineered solutions for even the most complex deep foundations projects. We combine the art and science of engineering to assess a project’s goals, site limitations and soil conditions, and develop a structurally sound solution to address them.

Our team includes:

Multi-Disciplinary Engineers
Licensed Structural Engineers
Licensed Professional Engineers
Drilling machines working in an open area.

Ground Improvement

In certain soil conditions, Michels Construction’s ground improvement experts design a plan and use various methods to increase load-bearing capabilities and reduce settlement to allowable tolerances.

Our techniques include:

  • Aggregate piers (stone columns)
  • Rigid inclusions
  • Vibro compaction
  • Dynamic compaction
  • Compaction grouting
  • Chemical grouting
Rigid inclusion illustration.
Animated view of a micropile job being performed.
An animated excavator performs the job of internal bracing.

Earth Retention Systems

Michels Construction plans, designs and builds cost-effective temporary and permanent geotechnical structures to support deep excavations. Our team designs and builds custom solutions to meet each project’s unique needs and characteristics.

  • Sheet piles (vibrated and hydraulic pressed)
  • Secant and tangent pile walls
  • Ground anchors and tiebacks
  • Drop shafts
  • Slope stabilization
  • Soil nails and shotcrete
  • Soldier piles and lagging
  • Underpinning
Crew and equipment including a crane working in the city of Gillette Minnesota.

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