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Have you thought of geopiers?  Basically you drill the hole and fill it
with crushed rock.  If you want more info, let me know and I will get
the name of the company from my office.

Jake Watson, E.I.T.
Salt Lake City, UT

Jason Kilgore wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
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> Jason W. Kilgore
> Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.
> jkilgore(--nospam--at)leok.com
> (816) 444-3144
>