As part of its ever-expanding footprint, Hilco Redevelopment, a subsidiary of Hilco Global, proposed the construction of a single-story, 85,000 sq-ft warehouse in Saugus, MA, located 10 miles north of Boston. The warehouse would feature a mezzanine and loading docks on the southern side of the building. The proposed location was a former junkyard/auto salvage repair yard, Patty’s Autoparts, on the 9.4-acre property.
Due to the loose and compressible nature of the soils at the site, excessive settlement was predicted within the compressible fill and clay deposits underlying the site. Menard USA was contracted to provide ground improvement – the selected technique was Controlled Modulus Column (CMC)® rigid inclusion