Micropile Accessories

Compression Sleeves

Compression Sleeves are smaller in diameter than standard coupings and are offered for use in splicing steel reinforcement for compression-only micropile designs. Compression Sleeves offer the advantage of designing around smaller diameter casings. Compression Sleeves will not develop the full tensile strength of the bar.

Reducer Coupling

Reducer Couplings are available to transition from a larger diameter bar to a smaller diameter bar. Reducer Couplings will develop the full ultimate strength of the smaller diameter bar.


Micropile Remedial Repair Underpinning Brackets

Williams Form Engineering Corp. offers underpinning brackets for compression foundation remediation, tension/compression foundation remediation and floors lab remediation applications. Compression foundation remediation and tension/compression foundation remediation brackets are offered in three sizes ranging from 20 kip to 63 kip capacities where the bracket is attached to a grouted micropile casing in medium stiff soils (N>4).The unbraced length of micropile is minimum 5’; so per section 1810.2.1 of IBC, a casing length of min 6’is required to resist buckling and bending stresses. Brackets can be used in soft soils (N<4), however, the capacity may be reduced as the unbraced length of the micropile would be greatly increased in weaker soils. Please consult with a professional engineer to determine allow-able working design load

Compression Underpinning Bracket (C)

Supports and raises existing foundations via connection to grouted micropile casing.

Bracket
Number
Bracket
Capacity
Bracket Sleeve Bracket Seat Bracket Casing
OD Wall
Thickness
Bearing
Area
OD Wall
Thickness
Standard
Length
Yield
Stress
WMS-MPB-20-C 20 kips
(88.9 kN)
3-1/2”
(89 mm)
1/4”
(6.6 mm)
90 in²
(580 cm²)
2-7/8”
(73 mm)
0.216”
(5.5 mm)
6’
(1.8 m)
65 KSI
(448 Mpa)
WMS-MPB-40-C 40 kips
(178 kN)
5-9/16”
(141 mm)
3/8”
(9.5 mm)
90 in²
(580 cm²)
4-1/2”
(114 mm)
0.438”
(11.1 mm)
6’
(1.8 m)
65 KSI
(448 Mpa)
WMS-MPB-63-C 63 kips
(280 kN)
6-5/8”
(168 mm)
0.432”
(11 mm)
90 in²
(580 cm²)
5-9/16”
(141 mm)
0.258”
(6.6 mm)
6’
(1.8 m)
36 KSI
(248 Mpa)

* WFEC does not provide the bracket casing


 

Tension/Compression Underpinning Bracket (TC)

  • Supports and raises existing foundations via connection to grouted micropile casing.
  • In tension, bracket requires a postive connection to the foundation through four 1” diameter concrete anchors bolts designed to have adequate shear capacity from seismic and wind loads. To complete the tension load path, thebracket must be positively connected to the micopile casing by field welding the bracket sleeve to the mircropile casing or by attaching shear bolts from the bracket sleeve through the micropile casing.
Bracket
Number
Bracket
Capacity
Bracket Sleeve Bracket Seat Bracket Casing
OD Wall
Thickness
Bearing
Area
OD Wall
Thickness
Standard
Length
Yield
Stress
WMS-MPB-20-TC 20 kips
(88.9 kN)
3-1/2”
(89 mm)
1/4”
(6.4 mm)
90 in²
(580 cm²)
2-7/8”
(73 mm)
0.216”
(5.5 mm)
6’
(1.8 m)
65 KSI
(448 Mpa)
WMS-MPB-40-TC 40 kips
(178 kN)
5-9/16”
(141 mm)
3/8”
(9.5 mm)
90 in²
(580 cm²)
4-1/2”
(114 mm)
0.438”
(11 mm)
6’
(1.8 m)
65 KSI
(448 Mpa)
WMS-MPB-63-TC 63 kips
(280 kN)
6-5/8”
(168 mm)
0.432”
(11 mm)
90 in²
(580 cm²)
5-9/16”
(141 mm)
0.258”
(6.6 mm)
6’
(1.8 m)
36 KSI
(248 Mpa)

* WFEC does not provide the bracket casing


 

Floor Slab Underpinning Bracket (FS)

  • Capacity of 11.7 Kips to support and raise existing slab-on grade concrete supported by grouted micropile.
  • Bracket should be installed through a 10” diameter hole in the existing floor slab.
  • Casing should be set at a sufficient height above the bracket sleeve such that the fastening nuts and support strap are below the finished floor elevation after the slab has been raised.
  • The spacing of the floor slab micropiles shall be the lesser of the slab punching shear capacity and the flexural strength of the floor slab to span between the piles or the bracket capacity. Consult with a professional engineer to determine the maximum spacing of the micropiles.
  • Excavation under slab required.
Bracket
Number
Bracket
Capacity
Bracket Sleeve Bracket Seat Bracket Casing
OD Wall
Thickness
Bearing
Area
OD Wall
Thickness
Standard
Length
Yield
Stress
WMS-MPB-11.7-FS 11.7 kips
(52 kN)
3-1/2”
(89 mm)
1/4”
(6.4 mm)
40 in²
(258 cm²)
2-7/8”
(73 mm)
0.216”
(5.5 mm)
6’
(1.8 m)
65 KSI
(448 Mpa)

* WFEC does not provide the bracket casing

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