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Approx 15 years ago we had a job where we had to go down 15' min. We had to hoe-ram it as we were adjacent to the customer's existing building. Just takes time.

On 5/1/2014 8:42 AM, Bill Polhemus wrote:
Yeah, digging the hole isn't so much the issue as that we typically use sheet pile to form this kind of thing - it's a pipe valve vault - a dry well essentially.

I think we're not going to be able to drive sheet pile to the desired
elevation. The "bedrock" is pretty soft in the first meter or so, and fractured generally but driving sheet pile is a no-go.

So what's the alternative?

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


On May 1, 2014, at 6:40 AM, "Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc." <design(--nospam--at)> wrote:
f your structure needs to go deep you may have no choice but to blast or
hoe-ram the dickens out of it
On 4/30/2014 6:00 PM, Polhemus, William wrote:
Anybody do anything up around Edmonton way? I need some ideas on how to

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