A stable foundation for more storage area in Upper Austria
Project description, special challenges of the customer & solutions of TRM
The project site is located north-west of Linz in Mühlkreis. Geologically, in the transition area from coarse-grained pearl gneiss to Weinsberg granite.
The general soil structure can be described as follows: The low-density topsoil overlies a layer of weathering loam up to 3.5m thick. Below the weathered clay layer, before the bedrock (pearl gneiss or granite) is encountered, there is a weathering horizon of granite, which is locally called "flins".
The primary terrain presents itself from north to south as a valley depression with elevation differences of up to 7.5 meters. In the north, as well as in the south of the site, the bedrock dips to just below the top edge of the terrain. In order to obtain a level building area, the entire valley basin was backfilled using cement-stabilized material. The civil engineering specialist PORR opted for the TRM pile system. The deep foundations for all parts of the building (production and storage halls, high-bay warehouse, etc.) were provided by ductile TRM piles.