I certainly appreciate all of Jim McLoed's (Mount Valley Representative) time in answering my questions and re-visiting my aunt's home prior to your service. Also, the crew leader and his crew were very professional. In fact, the foreman thoroughly explained not only the process beforehand but also instructed me afterwards on who/what, etc., I needed to complete the aesthetics inside. Thank you for all of your help.

~Michelle Burns: Darlington, SC

Installed 12 Push Piles to Stabilize Home

Carolina Canners

Carolina Canners in Cheraw SC foundation underpinning with helical pilesLocation:
Cheraw, SC

Scope of Work:
Installation of Helical Piers to Support Interior Column Footings

Design Engineer:
Kellahan & Associates, Kingstree, SC

General Contractor:
Carolina Piping & Rigging, LLC, Bishopville, SC


Mount Valley Foundation Services, Inc. recently completed the installation of 60 helical piers in the interior of the Carolina Canners facility in Cheraw, SC.  The soils beneath the facility had weakened over the years and were creating significant structural issues with the building.Cannery interior  In order to correct the problem and provide permanent support, the design engineer came up with a plan to install new steel columns.

However, the steel columns needed to be able to transfer the building loads through the weak soils to soil strata capable of supporting the load.  Typically this would be done with driven steel or concrete piles; however the interior of the cannery was congested with conveyors, tanks, and other process equipment which prevented the use of traditional, large and cumbersome pile driving systems. Furthermore, the cannery could not afford the downtime needed to remove the process equipment.

Using our state-of-the-art galvanized helical pier system, Mount Valley came to the rescue.  Helical pile caps for carolina cannersSince helical piers can be installed using much smaller and agile equipment than traditional piles, we were able to work around the cannery process.

In order to limit interferences with the normal operations of the cannery, Mount Valley was required to begin work on a Friday morning and work non-stop until the installation was complete.  Mount Valley crews completed the job on Saterday afternoon, after working through the night.

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