Ram Jack New Construction Helical Piles Secure Marina Case Studies
More than Buoys Required: Ram Jack Steel Piles Secure Marina
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
At 401 S Swathmore Avenue, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, the Ridley Park project
was set into motion. A new restaurant was planned, and the team at Ram
Jack Tri-States was commissioned to make it possible.
The area where the restaurant was to be located was on a marina. Unfortunately,
this marina was sitting at around 20 ft. off of the river ground water.
This presented an immediate issue that Ram Jack knew had to be resolved
before the new construction could get the green light. Once the issue
was identified, Ram Jack worked with J Barbato and Associates for structural
design assistance, as well as DoLente & Sons for professional concrete work.
Scott MacKay from Ram Jack Tri-States quickly determined the need to install
a total of 283 Helical Piles (of 3 1⁄2 in. shaft dia. each) in order
to effectively support the pile caps. They would also need to install
grade beams and a structural floor to maintain the safety, strength, and
longevity of the structure.
Ram Jack’s proposed solution went precisely according to plan with
no mishaps or errors. Ram Jack successfully installed a total of (283)
3 1⁄2 in. dia. helical piles, with an average pile depth of 30 ft.
This pile installation process took a total of two months, with on-and-off
work periods performed in phases. J Barbato and Associates efficiently
handled the entire structural design process, and DoLente & Sons managed
all concrete work flawlessly. Loads included 37 kips (allowable) and 74
kips (ultimate). This new construction project was officially declared
complete, and the river ground water situation was no longer a pressing
issue. The restaurant could be built without any further concerns surrounding
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