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Tom,
 
I worked on an existing building several years ago that had Raymond step tapered piles for the foundation system. As I remember, they are still in business, (as Raymond International), have a web site, and an offiice in, (I think), Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
 
Hope this helps,
 
Larry Hauer S.E.


-----Original Message-----
From: THunt(--nospam--at)absconsulting.com
Sent: Dec 8, 2003 12:59 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Raymond Step Tapered Piles


I have a seismic upgrade project where the original drawings of 1958 call out for Raymond Step Tapered Piles approximately 32 feet long with a seal tip not less than 8 inch diameter and an average diameter not less than 12 inches.  I seem to remember these to be a proprietary pile from Raymond where they screwed pipe sections together, pounded the casing to depth, then filled the casing with concrete.

Does anyone have any technical information on these piles?  I believe that they use to have a catalog of details and properties.

Thanks,

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
ABS Consulting

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