Conshohocken Rowing Center
Introduction: Rowing for sport is as old as sport itself, dating back to 1430 BC in Egypt.
Today, it is an Olympic event and staple activity in the northeastern
US, popular in colleges and clubs throughout the region. The Conshohocken
Rowing Center in Conshohocken, PA is consistent with the rich tradition
of rowing, emphasizing healthy competition and the importance of teamwork
and community. Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River near historic
Boat House Row, the local institution, currently under construction, will
become a sports and social hub of the community.
The Problem: The proposed build site for the Conshohocken Rowing Center had numerous
soil issues. Due to its proximity to the river, the soil was variant and
wet, and it also contained a substantial amount of concrete and fill.
The planners and builders contacted Ram Jack Tri-States about the new
construction project to provide a firm foundation on which to build a
structure, concrete decks, a loading ramp, and dock stabilizers.
Propsed Solution: After reviewing the building plans, analyzing the build site, and performing
an analysis of the soil, Ram Jack Tri-States proposed the use of multi-helix
galvanized piles to stabilize the soil and prevent issues which was sure
to become a beautiful building. Each of the piles would be strategically
placed to maximize support to the to-be-built foundation in order to ensure
the structural integrity of the structure.
Outcome: Over the course of two months, the professionals at Ram Jack Tri-States
worked in close communication with the construction site manager in phases
that corresponded with the construction schedule. Eventually, one-hundred
seventy (170) 2 7/8 in. multi-helix galvanized piles were installed to
an average depth of 22 ft., providing solid ground on which to complete
the structure and corresponding facilities.
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