Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I need auger piles?
A: Hire a geo-technical engineer to take samples of the lot to determine pile necessities and depth.
Q: Who pays for the pile log engineer?
A: The owner pays because it could be construed as a conflict of interest. However, we can provide you with a reputable engineer.
Q: Are auger–cast piles expensive?
A: Yes, but all deep foundation systems are relatively comparable in price.
Q: What are the benefits of auger-cast piles over driven-pre-cast piles?
A: There are three main benefits of using auger-cast piles. The first is the lack of vibration, which could damage your property or your neighbors. The second benefit is being able to drill to the appropriate length needed. The third benefit is the engineer could design the reinforcing.
Q: What permits are needed?
A: Most cities require all environmental, state, army corps, county, and city permits.
Q: How long is the permitting process?
A: The permitting process can take anywhere from 2 – 12 months depending on the impact of your new structure.
Q: Why do I have holes in my yard behind the seawall?
A: Depending on the type of seawall and the depth of the water, the dirt from your yard could be shifting underneath a seawall that does not penetrate the mud line or it is seeping through the wall itself.