Kansas City, MO – Foundation Piering

Kansas City, MO – Foundation Piering2015-05-08T16:52:58+00:00

Project Description

A hangar for private business jets at Kansas City International Airport was settling on 3 sides.

Pier Masters was called to evaluate the extent and amount of foundation settlement in the hangar and report our findings to the facility’s management. At that time, the lowest point of settlement was 3¼ inches. An additional ¾-inch settlement occurred over the next seven months, at which time Pier Masters and Master Mudjackers were hired to stabilize and lift the foundation back into place. The 3 sides of the building that had settled were lifted back into place, and the void under the floor was filled. Carbon fiber was installed to repair a 70-foot crack in the hangar floor.

Our crews needed to be flexible to accommodate aircraft movement in and out of the hangar.

Pier Masters installed 46 piers at an average depth of 53½ feet:

  • 25 Atlas resistance piers; 85,000-pound ultimate capacity
  • 2 Atlas resistance piers; 60,000-pound ultimate capacity
  • 9 customized resistance piers with customized brackets; 92,000-pound ultimate capacity
  • 10 customized resistance piers with customized brackets; 36,000-pound ultimate capacity
KCI Foundation Piering

Pier Masters is excavating along an interior wall to underpin the column pads with customized resistance piers.

KCI Resistance Piers

Our specialized installation process, with custom engineered and manufactured brackets, results in minimal disturbance to the structural integrity of the column pad.

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