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I the bedrock is drillable, why not use 24" dia. piers, develop your load
thru skin friction in bedrock, and go deeper?


----- Original Message -----
From: Garner, Robert /SD <rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 1:00 PM
Subject: RE: Drilled Piers


> Jason,
> 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)leok.com]
> > Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 12:15 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > 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)leok.com
> > (816) 444-3144
> >
> >
> >
>
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