Temporary Support – Stone Ridge Library
Temporary support was needed to stabilize two walls of this early 1900’s library that had begun to bow outward. The original plan was to use dead weights to support temporary bracing, an eye sore as well as a costly measure. The solution was a shoring system using helical piles to resist the load exerted by the leaning wall. Twelve 1.5″ helical piles were installed to 12 to 17 feet, 6 for each wall. At each wall, two vertical piles were installed for 5-kip tension and attached to a threaded bar. Four more piles were installed for 5-kip compression, and two of the four were battered to 54 degrees. These were attached to walkway support brackets. After the piles were installed, a shoring system was built and attached to piles. Eventually the walls will be rebuilt and the piles removed.
Stone Ridge Library, Stone Ridge NY
Temporary wall support for existing historic structure
(12) 1.5" helical piles, (6) for each wall.
12 - 17 feet