Foundations

Carter Hotel Demolition

Carter Hotel Demolition

Scope

Michels, one of the Nation's largest deep foundations contractors, installed 12 soldier piles for a permanent precast concrete retaining wall. Each soldier pile consisted of a 24-inch wide flange beam weighing 279 lbs per foot and was installed in 42-inch diameter and 13.5 feet deep rocket sockets in basalt bedrock.

Though Michels crews completed the installation in spring, the team still faced harsh working conditions: the temperatures ranged drastically from -18 to 45 degrees. The project was completed adjacent to the remaining building foundations and in close proximity to the neighboring building, resulting in a restrictive work site.

Additionally, the work site was divided into two work platforms with a grade difference of approximately 5 feet. Aggregate base was used to provide safe, stable work platforms and access ramps.


  • Michels installed 12 soldier piles for a permanent precast concrete retaining wall.
  • Each soldier pile consisted of a 24-inch wide flange beam weighing 279 lbs per foot and was installed in 42-inch diameter and 13.5 feet deep rocket sockets in basalt bedrock.

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