A.H. Beck installs drilled shafts through the environmentally sensitive wetlands of Horry County, South Carolina.
This project includes 96 – 84” and 24 – 102” diameter drilled shafts with depths ranging from 37 feet to 80 feet. Much of this bridge is constructed through environmentally sensitive wetlands and the foundations were constructed from an elevated trestle. The shafts were drilled using an AHB built 765 hp rotary drill that produces 300,000 ft/lbs of torque and is mounted on a Kobelco 1600 crane, one of A H Beck’s newest and largest drill set ups. Drilling was through a variety of soil conditions of layered sands, clays with hard limestone lenses. The shafts were stabilized with Bentonite slurry during the drilling process.