Tuttles Point Private Residence - Guilford, CT

Architect CK Architects

Project Cost Undisclosed

Address Guilford, CT

New residence in Guilford located within a VE Flood Zone which dictated the house being supported by deep foundations. The driven micropiles selected are socketed to bedrock formations below. The framing is supported by a ring of steel supported by concrete piers designed to resist breaking wave forces. During the next hurricane, this is the house to have a party in!

THE CHALLENGE

House is sited in a VE Flood zone meaning the foundations can only be vertical elements down to unscourable soils to resist breaking wave and other hydrodynamic forces. Furthermore, any wall segments used below the base flood elevation are required to be breakaway walls.

Tuttles Point Residence rear view

VE Flood Zone

Driven Micropiles Down to Rock

Structural Steel Support Ring

THE SOLUTION

The geotechical engineering for the project determined bedrock formations were close to the surface of the site. Given that, e2 chose cast-in-place concrete piers supported by driven microiles and pinned to the rock formations below were the prudent choice for foundations. The structure above is supported by a ring of sructural steel framing that is anchored to the drilled piers above the base flood elevation. All of the walls below the base flood elevation are maosnry breakaway walls.