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Pile Driving

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Garbarino Pile Driving & Marine Construction

 

Pile locations:

 

Pile Driver Arrives

Workers guide crane across sidewalk:

Crane Arrives

 

Equipment fits on the site:

Pile Driving Equipment on Site

 

Assembling equipment. Raising the boom:

Pile Driver Erected

 

The lead (the part that the hammer and auger assemblies ride on) is 65 feet long. Since the lead is roughly 5 feet off the ground, the rig should be about 70 feet tall:

Pile Driver

 

Pile Driver on Site

 

Driving hammer and auger bit, side by side:

Auger Bit

 

Test piles marked for depth:

Test Piles

 

Seismic Monitoring

Engineers use monitoring equipment to check vibration levels:

Monitoring

 

Crack monitors attached to existing cracks on djacent neighbors' properties at 542 Mowbray Arch and 533 Warren Crescent — the properties of those neighbors who would allow the monitoring engineers to determine the proper placement of the devices:

Crack Monitor

 

Driving Test Piles

Pre-augering before pile is inserted:

Pre-augering

 

Working near property line, taking care not to trespass on neighbors' property approximately 6 inches beyond fence:

Next to Line

 

Inserting pile into pre-augered hole:

Inserting Pile

 

Driving pile:

Driving Pile

 

Pile driven to its bearing capacity. Unused upper portion of pile tol be sawed off later:

Pile Driven

 

Driving Begins in Earnest

Sawing off excess pile lengths:

Sawing Piles

 

Removing excess lengths:

Removing Excess Pile Lengths

 

Cross section of a treated timber pile:

Pile Cross Section

 

Wider and longer auger bit attached:

Bigger Auger

 

Pre-augering northwest corner pile:

Pre-Augering Corner Pile

 

Driving northwest corner pile:

Driving corner pile:

 

About half the piles are in place:

 

Pile Driving 6-1-13

 

Pre-augering northeast corner pile (the tightest location):

Pre-Auger NE Corner

 

Driving northeast corner pile:

Driving NE Corner Pile

 

More piles delivered to construction site:

Piles Delivered

Piles Waiting

 

Positioning pile near property line:

Positioning Pile

 

Driving pile near line:

Driving Pile Near Line

 

Engineers monitoring pile driving:

Engineers Watching

 

Cleaning the auger bit to avoid mud splattering on neighboring property:

Cleaning Auger

Cleaning Auger

 

Pile driving nearly complete:

Pile Driving

 

Only three more piles to go:

Three Piles to Go

 

Last pile going in:

All piles driven to prescribed standards without any damage to neighboring properties.

 

532 Mowbray Arch Pile Driving

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