When space and/or sensitivity to noise and vibration are a concern, we frequently use helical piles. Helical piles can be installed very close to existing structures and with minimal headroom, which makes them an appealing solution for retrofit or expansion work. They’re available in multiple sizes to accommodate a broad range of capacities. They can be installed in a variety of configurations to suit specific soil and rock conditions. And they can be modified to accommodate specific loading conditions, including uplift and lateral loads. We also have the ability to verify pile working capacity in real time with a digital torque meter.

Projects Including Helical Piles

Novo Nordisk

Owner: Novo Nordisk Partner: Turner Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire Project Description: HB Fleming installed 14 helical piles with a 40-ton design capacity to support a 23 x 9’ footing on soft soil. Challenge: When excavating for footings, an area of soft soil was uncovered near an old excavation support structure, which could not support the…


Gibson Point Development

Owner: Redgate Partner: Callahan Construction Managers Type: Infrastructure Support Location: Revere, Massachusetts Project Description: HB Fleming drove 340 piles 120 feet deep to conduct a static load test to 480 feet prior to installing a 340-foot-long permanent sheet pile bulkhead. We also installed six helical piles for a canopy structure.  Challenge: The project had an…



Owner: ALDI Grocery Stores Partner: Fortunato Construction Location: Westfield, Massachusetts Project Description: HB Fleming installed 316 helical piles to support uplift loading at a new ALDI grocery store. Challenge: A layer of dense fill at the surface made installation to the required depth difficult. Solution: To get beyond the dense fill, the team pre-drilled the…


L.L. Bean Corporate Offices

Owner: L.L. Bean Partner: Zachau Construction Type: Helical Piles & H-Piles Location: Freeport, Maine Project Description: Converted warehouse space into executive offices by adding a mid-story.  Challenge: The existing building was pile-supported, and additional piles were required to support the added load of a mid-story. And, the piles had to be installed inside the warehouse…