Lipe Brothers Installs Magnum Helicals in Dead of Minnesota Winter - Ahead of Schedule!
Magnum installer, Lipe Brothers Construction (www.lipebrothers.com) completed an
interesting boardwalk project earlier this year - in the dead of the Minnesota winter.
team installed 366 twelve foot lead sections with triple blades and 548 six
foot extension sections to an average depth of 18 feet. The installation process included the use of
Lipe's proprietary sub-surface frost remediation system to allow the helical
blades to get a bite into the frozen soil.
"Due to the wet
and swampy soil conditions at the environmentally sensitive site, the project
had to be done in the winter with the ground frozen," said Lipe manager
Dave Sundberg. "The Magnum helical
piles worked extremely well once we were able to get a bite into the frost
laden soil. We used our proprietary
frost remediation system when it was needed, and the project was completed
ahead of schedule."