Hydraulic hammer breaking up the lava

Project Description

Client:  Mike T.
Location:   Idaho Falls, ID
Year Completed:   2022

The Challenges

Customer wanted to erect a 40′ x 60′ pole barn. We discovered there was basalt/lava flow just under the topsoil, which required a large excavator with a hydraulic hammer. We excavated the pier/caission footprint and then backfilled with compacted roadbase. We completed the project by adding 6″ of compacted road base for the building pad.