Now you can install a pre-engineered bracket for your next micropile project that multiplies your safety potential. Developed as a joint venture between leaders in their respective fields, Earth Contact Products and TEI Rock Drills have put their expertise together to design a system to make the installation of micropile brackets as efficient as other underpinning systems. Together we have adapted a proven ECP-style underpinning bracket to attach to the TEI Hollow Bar Drilling Rig, allowing a uniform drilled and grouted micropile.
How does this work? The new ECP brackets transfer the load of the structure to the hollow bar grout column while maintaining the ability of a continuous manifold lift. This key element in the design allows for engineers and contractors the convenience of a proven, off the shelf bracket system that can easily adapt to micropile applications.
Earth Contact Products MP-350 Micropier Bracket System is easily installed into difficult soil conditions that can contain large cobbles, obstructions, and bedrock. The TEI / MP-250 Drill Rig that is used in conjunction with the ECP Micro Pier Bracket System is a lightweight and portable drilling unit and used worldwide in the pier installation industry. With its proven track record, you’ll find that the installation and drilling of the micropile are fast and efficient. With its grouted column, lateral loading in suspect soils is no longer a problem.
The micropile works on skin friction to achieve maximum capacity. Also, the ability to achieve capacity through end bearing the pile into a socket in the bedrock makes the ECP Micropier a great application in many job site conditions. The micropiers are an engineering feat in themselves. Have your next project design with the ECP MP-350 Micropier and TEI MP-250 Drill Rig. The hollow bar micropier installs simultaneously as the core hole is being drilled, the grout is pumped thru the hollow bar, filling the shaft and displacing the cuttings–ALL in a simultaneous operation! Thus, saving a lot in time and labor costs.
With this addition to the ECP product line, Earth Contact Products is offering contractors and engineers the ability to add value to their businesses by opening up new opportunities when other underpinning systems may not be able to be installed.