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Enhancing Pile Foundation Design and Ensuring Quality with Pile Inspection Reports

Delivering Cost-Effective and Efficient Solutions

At Cigano Engineering (CE), we take pride in our ability to deliver cost-effective and efficient solutions for our clients. One recent project stands out as a testament to our expertise in pile foundation design and inspection. By performing a comprehensive redesign, we were able to save the owner a remarkable 35% of the initial estimated costs, all while maintaining the axial and lateral load requirements of 100 Tons & 1-Ton, respectively.

Proposed Pile Design: 9.625″ Diameter Pile with #18 Rebar for Stability and Durability

Our proposed pile design comprised a 9.625″ diameter pile with #18 rebar positioned in the center. To ensure maximum stability and durability, we encapsulated the pile with high-strength 5000psi grout. Understanding the significance of a solid foundation, a soil investigation report determined the average depth to competent bedrock at the site was found to be approximately 35′-40′ from grade.  This information would be utilized to construct a rock socket.

Two-Step Approach for Optimal Performance: Drilling and Anchoring the Piles

To achieve optimal performance, we employed a two-step approach in installing the piles. Firstly, drilling 10’ segments of 9.625” Dia. pile casing until it reached 6” into the competent bedrock layer. This casing provided additional reinforcement and protection for the pile. Secondly, we created a 6′ rock socket by drilling into the bedrock, effectively anchoring the pile.

Quality Assurance: Meticulous Pile Inspections and Transparency at CE

At CE, we prioritize quality assurance throughout our projects. Prior to the final grouting process, we conducted meticulous pile inspections using state-of-the-art cameras. Each pile was carefully examined, and the inspection reports provided valuable insights into the integrity and quality of the piles. These reports, alongside the installation reports, were then shared with the owner to ensure transparency and accountability.

Successful Implementation: Installing 25 Piles with Excellence and Cost Savings

In total, we successfully installed approximately 25 piles at the project site, employing our optimized design and stringent inspection protocols. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail was instrumental in delivering a solid foundation that met the client’s requirements while significantly reducing costs.

Leading Innovation in Pile Foundation Design and Inspection

Cigano Engineering continues to be at the forefront of innovative solutions in pile foundation design and inspection. Our team of highly skilled professional’s leverages cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to provide clients with reliable, cost-effective, and long-lasting foundation solutions.