Quick sand

04Oct12

What do you do when you excavate a site for a new house and discover mushy earth that is like quick sand? Well, after you are done crying, you get in touch with your structural engineer and start designing a screw pile system! Screw piles are like giant cork screws that get turned down into the earth to a depth that can handle the weight of the new house. Basically, the new house will be sitting up on 30 or so metal stilts. Its nice to know anything can be engineered, but I sure hope our new projects have some nice solid clay!

 

 

 

 

 

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