Esopus Meadows Preserve Pavilion

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Project Specs:

  • Location: Ulster Park, NY
  • Installer: Foundation Stabilizers, Inc (FSI)
  • Architect of Record: Barry Price Architecture
  • Type 1 Helical Pile Specifications:
    – 27 MacLean Power Systems (MPS) Helical Piles
    – D6 (1.5″ Round Corner Square) Lead w/ 10″, 12″, 14″ Dia. Helices on a 7′ Shaft & D6 Extensions
    – Average Depth of Helical Piles: 28′
    – Average Installation Torque of Helical Piles: 4588 ft-lbs
  • Type 2 Helical Pile Specifications:
    – 5 MPS Helical Piles
    – D10 (1.75″ Round Corner Square) Lead w/ 10″, 12″, 14″ Dia. Helices on a 7′ Shaft & P35 (3.50″ x 0.216″ Pipe Shaft) Extensions
    – Average Depth of Helical Piles: 38.5′
    – Average Installation Torque of Helical Piles: 10828 ft-lbs
  • Ultimate Loads:
    – 10 kips (Compression)
    – 40 kips (Compression)
    – 100 kips (Compression)

The Esopus Meadows Preserve is a part of the Scenic Hudson Park System in Ulster Park, New York. In 2014, Scenic Hudson sought to improve the Preserve by adding a pavilion for families and hikers alike to rest, have a picnic, or simply just take in the beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, the project site contained an organic soil layer at 4 feet below grade leaving traditional footings susceptible to settlement. In order to resist this potential settlement, Foundation Stabilizers installed a total of 32 helical piles of varying size. The project was finished on time and on budget and the Pavilion has been in use since 2015.

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