Due to the limited availability or lack of construction materials and high material costs after the project design and bidding phase, contractors/owners are considering alternate methods and materials for deep foundation systems.  Such alternatives may be to utilize driven timber piles over steel piles for structural support in poor soil conditions.  ATL can assist in the evaluation of alternative foundation systems for your project.  Contact Brian Barnes, PE at 315-735-3309 or bbarnes@atlantictesting.com if you have questions or are considering pile options for your project.