Power and Energy


Power and Energy Facilities

Power and energy facilities typically house liquid storage tanks and heavy pieces of equipment that are settlement sensitive.  These structures are generally founded on large, heavily loaded mat foundations located both indoors and outdoors.  Geopier’s solutions can meet the challenge of these heavy loads by reinforcing unsuitable bearing soils to create a very dense/stiff crust that limits total and differential settlements to meet the project requirements.

Design Benefits

Geopier® ground improvement systems provide excellent settlement control of large mat foundations, storage tanks, and ancillary structures.  This is vital in ensuring the power and energy facilities can operate as intended without loss of production.  Our systems are also designed to provide uniform slab support to limit slab deflection/cracking that could adversely affect performance.  Our piers can be installed near existing structures, which is often the case at operating power and energy facilities.

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.  Power and energy plant foundations can be excavated and poured as soon as all the piers 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 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.