A new Auto Zone store planned for the Jacksonville, FL, area needed support for its freestanding store footprint. The builder, HJB Construction, asked Cantsink’s Florida Manager to provide engineering support for an engineered helical pier plan.
The project required helical piers because of an existing three-to-four-foot layer of organic peat between five and seven feet below grade.
These soil conditions could cause the building to settle as the peat decomposes. With Cantsink’s patented helical piers bored into dense soil layers far under the peat, the building will have permanent support from stable substrata far below.