Situation: The wood pilings were beginning to fail. The owner had installed some new
piles last year and they were already starting to deteriorate. Other repair
methods were unsuccessful.
Solution: The job was entirely over the water. Ram Jack had to work from a floating
dock during low tide, setting all the brackets. The contractor cut access
through the wood floor, and the piles were advanced from above. Piers
were triple powder coated and hardware was all stainless steel. Piles
were encased with 8 in. pvc and concrete. It took four days to install
fifty 30-foot deep piles. Ram Jack used two 7/8 in. with six-foot guide
sleeves and 90 degree 12 in. by 12 in. custom seats and stainless hardware.
The owner of the restaurant was impressed with being able to custom order
brackets to fit the application.
Conclusion: Everything was stabilized as planned. The client has already ordered additional
piles for another building onsite.
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