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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Pile Load Capacity Maps

Pile Load Capacity Maps are used by structural engineers to design foundations. To use, please check the Map Index to locate the correct map for the subject property, then click the link below to the correct document.

Please note: While the Pile Load Capacity maps utilize the City's Zoning Base Maps, these documents should NOT be used to obtain zoning information.  For Zoning information, please use the Zoning Base Maps located on the City Planning Commission's webpage.

Map Index

 

Map Area

ANSI Pile Classification

Pile Tip Embedment (ft)

Single Pile Capacity (Compression) tons

Maximum Allowable Single Pile Load Capacity without Investigations or Load Tests (Table 1813.12.2.3)

GM-1

GM-21

Class 9

Class 9

Class 5
Class 5
Class 5

30'

35'

30'
35'
40'

 4 ^

5*

5
6
8*

GM-2

GM-5,
GM-3(1,2,
3a,4,7)

Class 9

Class 9
Class 5
Class 5
Class 5

30'

35'
30'
35'
40'

 4 ^

5
5
6
7

GM-3 (3b, 6, 8)

GM-8, GM-9

GM-12, GM-16

GM-17, GM-18, GM-22

Class 9

Class 9

Class 9

Class 5
Class 5
Class 5

30'

35'

40'

30'
35'
40'

2.5 ^

3

4

3
4
5

GM-4, GM-10

GM-11, GM-15

Class 9

Class 5

18'-33'

18'-33'

5* ^ ♣

8*♣

GM-6, GM-7

GM-13, GM-14

Class 9

Class 5

10'-25'

10'-25'

5* ^ ♣

8* ♣

NOTES: 
*     Pile tip embedded in sand stratum.
^    ANSI Class 9 piles to be used only for accessory buildings of 1,000 sq.ft. or less, or utility usage.
♣    The allowable capacity of these piles is governed by 1813.11.4 unless a site-specific geotechnical investigation recommends otherwise.

Areas not specifically covered in the above table or by the previously referenced maps shall require a geotechnical investigation.
 

Maximum Allowable Single Pile Load Capacity when Refusal Occurs (Table 1813.11.4)
Pile Tip Embedment (ft) Maximum Allowable Single Pile Capacity (Compression), tons
7 to 10 1
11 to 20 2
21 to 30 4

To use the Pile Load Capacity Maps, please use the Map Index to locate the correct map for the subject property, then click the link below to the correct document.  The GM areas are indicated by RED lines and numbers.

Pile Load Capacity Maps

A13
A14
A15
B9-B10
B11
B12
B13
B14
B15
B16
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15
C16
D10
D11
D12
D13
D14
D15
D16
E10
E11
E12
E13
E14
E15
E16
E17
E18
F10
F11
F12
F13
F14
F16
F17
F18
G10
G11
G12
G13
G14
G17
G18
G19
G20
H10
H11
H12
H13
H14
H17
H18
H19
H20
I9
I10
I11
L12
I12
I13
I14
J8
J9
J10
J11
J12
J13
J14
J15
K7
K8
K9
K10
K11
K12
K13
K14
K15
L6
L7
L8
L9
L10
L11
L12 (1)
L13
L14
M6
M7
M8
M9
M10
M11
M12
M13
N10
N11
M13 (1)
N12
N13
P8
P9
P10
P12
P11
P12 (1)
P13
P14
P15
Q7
Q8
Q9
Q10
Q11
Q12
Q13
R8
R9
R10
R11
R12
R13
S8
S9
S10
S11
T9
T10

 
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Last updated: 5/10/2016 4:32:59 PM

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