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Micropiles are high-capacity deep foundation piles, typically between 5 and 12 inches in diameter, are generally comprised of high-strength steel casing, rebar, and grout. They can extend to depths of 200 feet, and achieve workloads of over 200 tons. Micropiles are used to transfer structural load through unsuitable soils. Thus, micropiles are a solution when Helical Piles or other deep foundation methods may not work.

Limited Access Areas

Limited Access Areas

The main advantage to using micropiles is that they can be installed with large or small drilling equipment. This low access drill is Shore’s specialty, and makes micropiles the ideal solution for low overhead conditions, such as inside buildings.

A standard piling solution could prove difficult in a limited access area – depending on the plan, a facility’s operations can be disrupted or outright halted during installation. Micropile work can often be done without interrupting or halting daily operations.

Environmental Advantages

Micro Piles

Some sites may have more challenging requirements involving installation. Micropiles are good for environments where minimal vibration is required. It’s an ideal choice for urban environments. Also, due to their flexibility in size, range, and drilling methods, they can be used in ground conditions that could be considered more difficult for other deep foundations. For example, micropiles are a good option in areas with either natural or man-made obstructions. They can also be used on a site with sensitive ground or structures nearby that would be adversely affected by hammer or vibration driven piles.

Practical Applications

Micro Piles Practical Application

Micropiles are primarily used for:

  • New construction in poor soil conditions
  • Very high load capacities obtained within space restrictions
  • Replacing deteriorating foundation systems
  • Renovating existing structures/additions
  • Additions to existing structures
  • Adding floors to building
  • Supporting existing structures affected by nearby construction
  • Seismic retrofitting
  • Slope of excavation soldier piles
  • Supporting environmental walkways and boardwalks