December 4, 2020
Project Update from Exxel Pacific Manager Michael Fischer
Today we set the first of 53 total piles which will be strategically placed along the N, E, and S sides of the project. Each of these piles ranges from 14-32’ feet in length and will help hold back soil as mass excavation begins. Each pile location is excavated using a large drilling rig. This creates a large hole that the shoring steel is then lowered into. Once in place, a concrete truck fills the space around the steel with CDF (control density fill). As more piles go in, the shoring wall is created. Thick wood timbers (also known as lagging) are then secured between each pile to finish creating the wall.