Missouri Strip Mall
Situation: August 16, 2010, Mr. Jim Baker of JML Construction contacted Ram Jack
of Tennessee with a situation at their job site in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
JML Construction had everything in line and were ready to start construction
when they received the soils report. The fill material was not properly
compacted in the area they had prepared to develop the strip mall. This
put a halt on the construction.
Solution: Mr. Jim Baker emailed job plans to Ram Jack of Tennessee from the structural
engineer who was over the project. His plan of repair consisted of the
installation of 143 new construction helical piles with a 15-20 kip ultimate
capacity on approximately 5 foot centers. Per a phone conversation between
Mr. Jim Baker and a Ram Jack of Tennessee representative, a deal was made
and a contract was signed. With the help of Ram Jack Manufacturing and
Ram Jack Distribution, material was delivered on the job site one week later.
Conclusion: Ram Jack of Tennessee arrived on the job site the morning of Monday,
August 23, 2010, with 6 employees and 2 mini excavators. The first helical
pile was installed at 9:00 a.m. The job was completed Tuesday, August
24, 2010, around 3:00 p.m. All 143 helical piles were installed at an
average depth of 20 feet. The job was completed in a timely manner and
JML Construction never had to slow down. JML Construction employees were
able to work alongside Ram Jack as helical piles were being installed.
As soon as the last helical pile was installed, rebar was tied and footings
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