Civil Engineering

Project: Foundation Underpinning

Client: Residential Property, Corner Brook, NL

Mitchelmore Engineering Company (Meco) was contracted by the residential property owner in Corner Brook, NL to design remedial measures for a home that had sustained excessive settlement.

The home was built on engineered fill in 1999 and experienced settlement of 150 mm after only one months occupancy. The house had been vacant from 1999 to 2003.

Meco developed an underpinning design using micropiles to transfer loads from the house to the firm natural ground below the fill soil.

Meco’s Services include:

  • Assessment of alternatives for re-instatement of the foundation
  • Design of underpinning system and micropile spacing
  • Tendering and project management
  • Liasson with City of Corner Brook Development officers Permitting

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