The Whole Story

Driving Piles in spaces with low headroom

Editor:  Ashley Steele

Organic food is 
making its way to Jersey City, New Jersey. S Brothers Contractors based out of Manalapan, NJ is working to provide foundation support for a new Whole Foods that will be built inside an existing parking garageThe new grocery store will take up 
47,542 square feet (about half the area of Manhattan city block) of the structure and replace two other existing commercial locations.

Due to the enclosed nature of the parking structure, S Brothers chose an ICE® 5E Excavator Mounted Vibr
atory Driver/Extractor to drive the H-beams. The low headroom called for the use of an excavator mounted pile driver, as the longest pile that could be driven was 10 feet. The 10' H-beams were spliced together with a second 10' section and then driven to grade. This system created the soldier pile or lag wall that is instrumental in the foundation of the multi-floor grocery chain


The residents of Jersey City are eagerly awaiting the opening of Whole Foods, as there has been a need for an organic grocer in the area for some time. With the right tool for the job, S Brothers and ICE® will work to get the job done quickly, so that the community can enjoy the fruits of their labor. 


Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
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Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as Excavator Mounted 5E, ICEUSA, Pile Driving, Whole Foods.

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