How much do Geopiers cost?

Geopier Rammed Aggregate Pier Installation Cost In 2016 Geopier quoted 300 Rammed Aggregate Piers (28′ deep / 30″ diameter) for $387,000. The 48-hour load test plus footing cost $31,000. In addition, we had $54,000 of spoils removal.

What is a Geopier system?

Geopier System (Rammed Aggregate Piers – RAPs) is a ground improvement method that prestrains and prestresses the soil using soil “replacement” and soil “displacement” technology to strengthen soft soil and loose soil with very dense, stiff, rock columns constructed by heavy equipment crowd force and vertical impact …

How are Geopiers installed?

Geopier Impact® piers are installed by advancing a displacement mandrel through unsuitable soils to a desired design depth. These steps are repeated up to the ground surface to create a dense column of aggregate surrounded by stiffened matrix soils.

What is rigid inclusion?

Rigid inclusions is a ground improvement method using high deformation modulus columns constructed through compressible soils to reduce settlement and increase bearing capacity. Load from the structure is distributed to the soil and columns via a load transfer platform or rigid foundation.

How do you calculate piers?

For sizing pier diameters for small foundations, the rule of thumb is “1 inch per foot of span.” Thus, a deck that spans 8 ft. will stand comfortably on 8-in. -diameter piers, while a deck that spans 10 ft. requires 10-in. -diameter piers.

What are Vibro piers?

Vibro (aggregate) piers are the construction of stiff aggregate piers to reinforce fine-grained soils. It’s a technique first developed by our company founder, Johann Keller, that we’ve used on thousands of projects since.

How do rammed aggregate piers work?

Rammed aggregate piers are made by pre-drilling a hole into the soil of foundation, lifting the aggregates, and then tamping them into the hole. This lifting and tamping process is repeated until the void is filled with aggregate, and each additional ramming step creates a tighter, sturdier foundation.

How are rigid inclusions installed?

A geotechnical contractor will install rigid inclusions by laterally displacing the soil by either advancing a vibrating probe or by using a reverse flight rotating auger.

What are CMC columns?

Controlled modulus columns (CMC) are concrete columns placed in a network adapted to loads and settling criteria, combined with a granular bed. This distribution bed spreads the applied load between the ground and the CMC.

How much does a footer cost?

Footing Cost Calculator

Average Cost* $750
High Cost $3,600
Low Cost $225

What is the geopier® system?

The Geopier® systems uses Intermediate Foundation® technology that fills the void between shallow and deep foundations and can take the place of traditional soil replacement methods, as well. We know if you are contemplating building on poor or unsuitable soil there are many questions.

Why choose geopier Foundation Company?

With Geopier Foundation Company’s® expert designs and PCI’s seasoned constructors, we can work with your difficult soil problems to give you a design-build solution to get your project out of the ground very quickly and efficiently. Even the best built structure is unstable without a solid support system.

What is your experience with geopier like?

Our experience with the Geopier organization has been very positive due to the professionalism of the staff, and the fact that we are working with trained geotechnical professionals. Terracon has worked with Geopier on numerous projects across the state. Geopier has expert knowledge, and is always a reliable source for ground improvement needs.

Who are gegeopier’s clients?

GEOPIER SOLUTION •Duke Energy •Ameren (UE) •Motiva •Lockheed •ExxonMobil •Valero •Nucor Steel •General Motors •BNSF •Kinder Morgan •Boeing •U.S. Food Services Selected National Clients •ertainteedC •Kraft •John Deere •Case New Holland •Pfizer •Wal-Mart •Michelin •Maybelline •Pacific Bell •Sara Lee •Anheuser Busch •General Mills