New Construction Foundations & Deep Foundation Systems in NC & SC

Carolina Foundation Solutions provides solutions for projects where the presence of poor and unstable soils require specialized support. Carolina Foundation Solutions specializes in the installation of CHANCE Helical Piles and CHANCE Helical Anchors, which are engineered, tested, and proven pile and anchor systems that are the ideal solution for many deep foundation applications.

NEW CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATIONS FOR CAROLINA BUSINESSES

Throughout many areas of the Carolinas, the presence of poor soils can be quite common. When these conditions are found present where new construction is planned to begin, there is often a need for deep foundation systems. Through the use of CHANCE Helical Piles, Carolina Foundation Solutions is able to provide the same performance of traditional deep foundations, without the high mobilization costs and without creating vibrations, noise, and spoils. The installation of helical piles is quick and can be done with small equipment. This time-saving and cost-effective solution utilizes instant torque-to-capacity feedback as a built-in means of quality control that eliminates performance uncertainty for engineers and contractors, providing conclusive results and quality throughout the project. Once the helical piles been installed to the necessary depth, steel cap plates can be placed or fastened to the top of each pile and set at the desired elevation. The cap plates can then be encased within concrete, which allows the helical pile systems to provide the necessary support for new footings, foundations, and/or grade beams.

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS & APPLICATIONS IN NC & SC

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.

CHANCE HELICAL PULLDOWN MICROPILES

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 Pulldown Micropiles 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, drilled micropiles, and driven timber piles are often considered as the traditional deep foundation systems, but the use of the patented CHANCE Helical Pulldown Micropiles can offer advantages and benefits that the others simply cannot. CHANCE Helical Pulldown Micropiles provide the performance of traditional deep foundations without the high mobilization costs and without creating vibrations, noise, and spoils. By combining the end-bearing on the helical plates and skin friction along the grout column, the result is a higher capacity pile system. 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 Pulldown Micropiles:

  • Low mobilization costs
  • High capacity (Greater than 100 tons)
  • Installed with small equipment, which allows for installation where access is limited
  • Fast installation
  • Pre-engineered system
  • Combines end-bearing and friction – best of both worlds
  • Requires no pre-drilling
  • Resistance to buckling in weak soils
  • Corrosion resistant
  • 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 and drilled micropiles.
  • There is no need to move around or haul off spoils, which are created with 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 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 CHANCE Helical Pulldown Micropiles 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.

SOIL SCREWS

The development of sites, widening of roads, deep excavations, and simple slope stabilization are just a few scenarios where a shoring or earth retention system may be required.  There are many types of earth retention systems, also referred to as earth support systems.  Earth retention systems can be required for temporary shoring of soils or permanent shoring to provide support for slopes and excavations.  Soil nail walls and soil screw walls are both very commonly used systems to support excavations and provide slope stability, due to the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the systems. Carolina Foundation Solutions has a great deal of experience with the application and installation of both soil nails and CHANCE Soil Screws.  Carolina Foundation Solutions is a certified CHANCE Installer and takes pride in using the best materials and providing the best solutions in the industry.  In many instances the CHANCE Soil Screw Retention Wall System is found to be the most ideal technique and method of providing support and stabilization for slopes and excavations. Advantages of CHANCE® Soil Screws:

  • Predictable Results
  • Installed with small equipment
  • Installs in areas where access is limited
  • Pre-engineered system
  • Fast installation
  • Installs in any weather conditions
  • Allows for immediate loading, no waiting for grout to cure
  • No spoils created
  • No pre-drilling
  • No vibration
  • Cost effective
  • Bearing device, not friction dependent
  • Quality control – field measurable torque
  • Can be removed and extracted for temporary applications
  • Consists of hot dipped galvanized recycled steel, made in the USA
Therefore…
  • There is no need to plan for the mobilization of large equipment, as required for drilled / grouted nails.
  • There is no need to move around or haul off spoils.
  • There will be no need to wait for perfect weather conditions.
  • There will be no need to wait for grout to cure.
  • There will be no second guessing or additional and extensive testing required to confirm the anchors have reached the proper depth / length.
Common Applications for Soil Screws:
  • Site Development / Site Preparation
  • Temporary & Permanent Shoring
  • Earth Retention
  • Slope Failures
  • Roadway Expansion
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Excavation Protection

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