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 space while adjacent offices were occupied.
Solution: To reduce harmful emissions to a safe working level, we used an excavator with a “Tier-4” engine. To eliminate excessive noise, we installed approximately 140 low headroom helical piles inside, and approximately 60 H-Piles on the exterior of the building.