Texas Shafts Installs Deep, Battered Drilled Shafts for Signature Bridges

FOUNDATION DRILLING MAGAZINE | December 2014 | View PDF Dallas, Texas like so many other major U.S. cities is in a constant state of road expansion and enhancement. You cannot drive on any major thoroughfare without passing by, and often being stuck in, rerouted lanes and/or the flow of construction equipment enroute from one jobsite […]

A Texas-size Solution to a Texas-size Challenge

FOUNDATION DRILLING MAGAZINE | January 2000 | View PDF Introduction and Background When the LBJ Freeway (also known as Interstate Highway 635 or I-635) in Dallas, Texas opened in 1969, it was designed to handle 180,000 vehicles per day. Current traffic counts estimate 270,000 vehicles per day on the LBJ Freeway, and, based on that […]

Excellence is not our goal — it is our Standard

FOUNDATION DRILLING MAGAZINE | February 2007 | View PDF Texas Shafts’ Companywide Safety Meeting takes on a new approach. Texas Shafts Inc., Haslet, Texas, held their bi-annual company-wide safety meeting Saturday, August 12, 2006. Attending were a total of 77 employees and several invited guests. Gathering your company’s hard working hands for a Saturday company-wide […]

Overhead Highway will mean end of stalls in Wichita Falls

FOUNDATION DRILLING MAGAZINE | January 2000 | View PDF This is an article with two themes, both focusing on the activities of Texas Shafts, Inc., Fort Worth Texas. One area of exploration has to do with a very interesting recently completed project undertaken for the Texas Highway Department and under contract to the North Texas […]

Committed to Recruitment and Retention

FOUNDATION DRILLING MAGAZINE | August 1998 | View PDF If you are involved at any level of management in the construction industry, you are acutely aware of the shortage of qualified workers. This applies almost equally to those already employed in construction, and to those who may be brought in to the industry in the […]

Underwater and Between Two Bridges: It Rocks But It Don’t Roll

 | View PDF What goes underwater, is 86 ft. deep, and is installed between two existing high traffic bridges 30 ft. apart? Correct … a typical drilled shaft foundation system. The site for this day-in-the-life of a drilled shaft job is Highway I-30 over Lake Ray Hubbard near Dallas, […]