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RE: Drilled Piers

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I did a lot of drilled piers for an industrial complex in Texas, and we
typically used belled piers.  This requires an undercutting boring machine.
They're common in Texas, maybe in Kansas City also?
Best wishes,
Bob Garner

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jason Kilgore [SMTP:jkilgore(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Friday, December 08, 2000 12:15 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Drilled Piers
> I'm working on a project in the Kansas City area that will utilize drilled
> piers.
> Based on the loads and soil conditions (soft clay over bedrock), we're
> looking at using 9'-0" diam. x 35' long piers in some locations.
> Including
> the cap, this is over 100 yd^3 of concrete per pier!
> I've never worked with piers larger than 6'-0" before, so I don't even
> know
> if they make an auger this big.  Anyone have any experience with this?
> I'm not the head guy on this -- I'm just helping another engineer out.
> I'm
> not making any of the decisions on the project.  I just thought I'd check
> on
> what was available before the final drawings go out next month.
> ----
> Jason W. Kilgore
> Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.
> jkilgore(--nospam--at)
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