Boardwalk, Walkway & Bridge Foundation Construction

BOARDWALK, WALKWAY, AND BRIDGE FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION FOR THE CAROLINAS

The foundations of a bridge  must support the entire weight of the bridge and the traffic
loads that it will carry. In addition, bridge foundation construction often includes underwater foundations or construction where poor and unstable soils require specialized support. Installing foundations for bridges, boardwalks, and walkways requires specialized expertise.

Carolina Foundation Solutions – headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina – specializes in bridge and boardwalk foundation construction in North Carolina and South Carolina. We have extensive experience installing CHANCE Helical Piles and CHANCE Helical Anchors, which are engineered, tested, and proven pile and anchor systems ideal for boardwalk foundations, walkway foundations, and bridge foundations.

Our key service areas include:

  • Charlotte
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Greensboro
  • Greenville-Spartanburg
  • Asheville
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Wilmington

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Boardwalk & Walkway Foundations

Boardwalks and walkways are often constructed along greenways, dune crossings, beachfronts, and wetlands, all of which are often environmentally sensitive areas. Keeping ecosystem disturbance to a minimum is a challenge. So, too, is access.

Overcoming these challenges requires a foundation partner with experience installing foundations in difficult site conditions in the Carolinas and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Carolina Found Solutions has the experience and expertise to handle your boardwalk foundation installation needs.

Advantages of Structural Piles for Boardwalks

CHANCE Helical Piles have proven to be the most economical foundation system for boardwalks and walkways.

One advantage of using structural piles for boardwalks is that helical piles and anchors can be installed using small equipment, which allows us to efficiently install walkway foundation systems in sensitive soils and difficult terrain. The machinery necessary to install helical piles can be adapted to meet site-specific conditions.

Another benefit of boardwalk structural piles is their effectiveness in swamp, marsh, and other wet environments where soft or clay soils are present. Helical piles are engineered to transfer projected loads to bearing-capable strata below weak soils, isolating the structure’s integrity from seasonal changes in the surface-layer conditions.

Bridge Foundations

Helical Piles are the ideal deep foundation solution for small bridge foundations. Carolina Foundation Solutions has extensive experience installing CHANCE Helical Piles as a cost-effective bridge foundation solution.

We have the equipment and expertise to install bridge foundations where access is limited, including pedestrian bridges on greenways and wetlands where site conditions are challenging. We also handle bridge foundation repairs when existing structures need to be replaced, expanded, or upgraded.

WALKWAY, GREENWAY & BRIDGE FOUNDATION PRODUCTS BY CAROLINA FOUNDATION SOLUTIONS

CHANCE HELICAL PILES

Whether it is an addition to an existing building or construction of a new foundation, knowing the conditions and types of soil in which the structure is to rest upon is extremely important. If it is found that the existing soils are not capable of properly supporting the weight of the new structure then this usually requires the need for a deep foundation system and the installation of CHANCE Helical Piles are a great solution.

Expansive soils, high water tables, and/or poor fill material are just some of the conditions which can be encountered and that can be considered as inadequate for supporting the weight of a structure. These conditions often prevent the installation of standard shallow foundations and require the need for deep foundation systems. There are different types of deep foundation systems and there are different factors that can dictate the need for one system over another. Caissons and driven timber piles are often considered as the traditional deep foundation systems, but the use of helical piles is generally a far superior solution and simply presents advantages and benefits that the others cannot. CHANCE Helical Piles provide the performance of traditional deep foundations without the high mobilization costs and without creating vibrations, noise, and spoils. CHANCE offers a variety of helical pile systems, consisting of solid steel square shaft material or steel round pipe material. The various helical pile types are available in different sizes and grades to best fit the needs of each individual project and application. This time-saving and cost-effective deep foundation solution utilizes instant torque-to-capacity feedback as a built-in means of quality control that eliminates uncertainty for engineers and contractors, providing quality throughout the project.

Advantages of CHANCE® Helical Piles:

  • Low mobilization costs
  • Installed with small equipment
  • Pre-engineered system
  • Fast installation
  • Installs in any weather conditions
  • Allows for immediate loading, no waiting for concrete to cure
  • No spoils created (very ideal for sites where contaminated soils are present)
  • No vibration
  • Quality control – field measurable torque
  • Consists of hot dipped galvanized recycled steel, made in the USA
  • Consists of products that are ICC-ES Certified

Therefore…

  • There is no need to plan for the mobilization of large equipment, as required to drive timber piles.
  • There is no need to move around or haul off spoils, which are created with caissons.
  • There will be no need to wait for perfect weather conditions to pour concrete, as required for caissons.
  • There will be no phone calls from neighbors complaining of the noise and vibration creating by the pounding of timber piles.
  • There will be no need to wait for concrete to cure, as required for caissons.
  • There will be no second guessing or additional and extensive testing required to confirm the piles have reached the proper depth and are capable of supporting the specified weight.
  • The helical piles are environmentally safe.

Although the helical piles may not be thought of as a “traditional deep foundation system”, they are certainly trusted and proven. Since 1912, CHANCE has been manufacturing the most trusted and most used helical pile/pier/anchor systems in the world. Carolina Foundation Solutions is a certified CHANCE Installer and takes pride in using the best materials and providing the best solutions in the industry. For any projects that may require deep foundation systems, please feel free to contact us.

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CHANCE Helical Anchors

The “screw anchor” has been in existence for centuries and has been proven to be an effective system for many different types of applications. Since 1912, CHANCE has been the leader in the manufacturing of helical products. The CHANCE Helical Anchors are a pre-engineered mechanical anchoring system that has routinely been used within the electric utilities industry for decades. Because of the versatility and effectiveness of the CHANCE® Helical Anchors, they have also been proven to be one of the best options available for repairs to failing seawalls, for construction of new seawalls, for repairs to bulkheads, for temporary or permanent earth retention, for tower foundations, for boardwalks, for solar panel foundations, for stabilization of pipelines, etc.

CHANCE Helical Anchors are time-saving and cost-effective anchoring solution, which utilize instant torque-to-capacity feedback as a built-in means of quality control that eliminates uncertainty for engineers and contractors, providing quality throughout the project.

Advantages of CHANCE® Helical Anchors:

  • Low mobilization costs
  • Installed with small equipment
  • Pre-engineered system
  • Fast installation
  • Installs in any weather conditions
  • Allows for immediate loading, no waiting for concrete to cure
  • No spoils created
  • No vibration
  • Quality control – field measurable torque
  • Can be installed from land side or water side
  • Can be removed and extracted for temporary applications
  • Consists of hot dipped galvanized recycled steel, made in the USA
  • Consists of products that are ICC-ES Certified
  • Requires no excavation
  • Requires no de-watering

Therefore…

  • There is no need to plan for the mobilization of large equipment, as required for drilled anchors / conventional grouted tendons.
  • There is no need to move around or haul off spoils, which are created with drilled anchors / conventional grouted tendons.
  • There will be no need to wait for perfect weather conditions.
  • There will be no need to wait for concrete to cure.
  • There will be no second guessing or additional and extensive testing required to confirm the anchors have reached the proper depth / length.
  • The helical anchors are environmentally safe.

Common Applications:

  • Seawall Construction / Seawall Repairs
  • Bulkhead Repairs
  • Retaining Walls
  • Soldier Pile & Lagging Shoring
  • Sheet Pile Shoring
  • Roadway Expansion
  • Building Site Development / Building Site Preparation
  • Telecommunication Tower Foundations
  • Boardwalk Foundations
  • Pipeline Anchors & Foundations
  • Bridge Foundations
  • Solar Panel Foundations

Carolina Foundation Solutions is a certified CHANCE Installer and takes pride in using the best materials and providing the best solutions in the industry. For any projects that may require anchor systems, please feel free to contact us.

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