Data Centers and Warehouses


Data Centers and Warehouse Foundations

Warehouses and data centers foundations typically have column loads in excess of 1,000 kips and slab loads of 1,000 psf or greater. 

Geopier’s foundation solutions can meet the challenge of these heavy loads by reinforcing the unsuitable bearing soils to create a very dense/stiff crust that limits the total and differential settlements to meet the project requirements. 

This is particularly important for ASRS systems that are typically used in data center warehouse facilities.

Design Benefits

Geopier® ground improvement systems simplify the design process by allowing warehouse foundations and floor slabs to be designed as conventional spread footings and slabs-on-grade.  The pier reinforced soils allow for increased bearing pressures and provide excellent settlement control, which is particularly important for ASRS systems.  Geopier’s in-house engineering team can even perform FEA analyses to analyze complicated slab loads and help optimize slab design.

Schedule Benefits

Geopier® solutions are rapidly installed, which can help keep your projects ahead of schedule.  Our licensed installers can mobilize multiple rigs and work around the clock to meet any of your scheduling needs.  As an added benefit, there is no need to wait for concrete to cure before constructing footings.  Warehouse foundations can be excavated and poured as soon as all the piers in a footing are installed.

Cost Benefits

Geopier® ground improvement systems provide significant cost savings, particularly for large projects.  Our foundation solutions are typically 20 to 50 percent cheaper than conventional foundation solutions (deep foundations and removal and replacement) and can also help save cost on warehouse foundations and slabs by reducing footing sizes and slab thicknesses.  Our systems produce minimal spoils which saves on earthwork and haul-off costs.  This is particularly important on environmentally impacted sites.

Tensar Geogrid

Our parent company, Tensar, is the expert when it comes to subgrade improvement for pavement applications.  Their patented geogrid systems provide significant cost savings for large warehouse foundation projects by reducing pavement section requirements and extending the pavement service life.

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