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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: 11/7/2013 1:36:36 PM

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