Design of Drilled Piers in the Atlantic Piedmont

by William S. Gardner, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Plymouth, Meeting, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundations and Excavations in Decomposed Rock of the Piedmont Province


The philosophy and methods of drilled pier foundation design in the Atlantic Piedmont are described. Consideration is also given to the unique characteristics of decomposed metamorphic rocks of this region and to a design approach which accommodates unanticipated variation of the weathering profile.

Subject Headings: Drilling | Piers | Foundation design | Drilled pier foundations | Rock mechanics | Decomposition | Weathering | Rocks

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