Mat Foundation on Wood Piles

January 26, 2020

Mat foundation on wood piles pour in New Orleans, Louisiana to support a 3-story self-storage facility. 

Piles (deep foundations) are required in lieu of a traditional grade supported mat foundation due to the comprehensibility of the native soils that would lead to excessive settlement. Wood piles are the deep foundation of choice in the New Orleans area for low to mid-rise structures due to the low oxygen content in the soil which can preserve the wood piles for 100+ years. 

For more information, reach out to our mat foundation and wood pile expert Bryan Tyson, PE at [email protected].


Photo courtesy of @ARCO Design/Build, Inc.