S250 3 way, Restricted Access, Steep Slopes
One of the many advantages that Surefoot offers is the ability to adapt to steep terrain. Our S250 comes in three different configuration including; 4-way, 3-way and 2-way. Depending on loadings and soil characteristics, the 4-way S250 is usually the preferred option. The flexibilty of the 2 and 3-way options allows the piles to be driven parallel to a boundary or an escarpment.
In this particular case, machinery access was limited and the intended design of deep bored piers was not economical. The owner considered Surefoot as a viable foundation and soon discovered that it was the right choice
The design prompted the use of the S250 3-way pile cap, the advantage of the 3-way configuration on a slope is that two of the piles can be driven across the slope while the remaining two pile are driven into the slope.
All footings were installed with basic hand tools, savings time and money, with no machinery costs and no time wasted waiting for concrete to dry.
Once the footings were installed the stumps were fixed using our standard connection brackets and bracing as per the engineers design.