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You might contact a drilling company.
I have drilled piles and caissons where we increased the diameter from 3 to
6 feet using "reamers". sounds like an interesting project.
Chris Lillback
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Kilgore" <jkilgore(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 12:15 PM
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.
> 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
> 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.
> not making any of the decisions on the project.  I just thought I'd check
> what was available before the final drawings go out next month.
> ----
> Jason W. Kilgore
> Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.
> jkilgore(--nospam--at)
> (816) 444-3144