Ram Jack Helicals Support New Mezzanines
Ram Jack Provides Reinforcement for Folgers Coffee Company as Part of the
Rowland River Project
New Orleans, Louisiana
Folgers Coffee Company initiated a plan to construct new mezzanines inside
of a preexisting structure. The initiative formed part of the Rowland
River Project, located at 5500 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans.
Folgers Coffee Company made contact with Durr Heavy Construction who assessed
the situation and quickly determined the need for professional engineers.
In order to provide the necessary reinforcement required by the slab,
it was necessary for helical piles to be installed.
Durr Heavy Construction contracted with Ram Jack Foundation Repair - Louisiana,
who agreed that the installation of helical piles would be the most feasible
and long-lasting solution. The repair plan consisted of (78) 2 7⁄8
in. helical piles with 10 in. – 12 in. disc arrangement on the lead
section. All were to be completed using a new construction pile cap. Ram
Jack proposed engineering plans that involved saw-cutting 6-ft. sections
between grade beams within the
existing slab to make the installation of new construction piles simple,
fast, and effective. The Ram Jack team quickly made contact with their
trusted engineering partners to set the plan into motion.
The engineering team dedicated one full day to test the piles. Thirteen
days later, the helical pile installation was complete. The average pile
depth was 25 ft. The expert crew was monitored closely during their daily
work hour limitations, and no major changes to the original proposed solution
were made. Ultimately, the additional reinforcement the existing slab
needed was successfully integrated. With this task complete, the mezzanines
could be effectively constructed without delay, setbacks, or limitations.
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