The original design for the project was to use helical piles.
We conducted a helical test program at 3 locations, and due to the soil's stiffness, it confirmed our doubts about using helical piles. The piles were not reaching the minimum torque and failed to reach adequate depths.
Subsequently, we conducted a micro pile program, which performed very well.
Ram Jack worked with the geotechincal engineer and the design team to value engineer a micro pile solution.