What is Piling?

November 17, 2010 by Harvey Banks
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Piling is the initial support that is implemented to form the foundations for a construction project, such as a building or another type of structure. It is vital that you have the correct piling equipment before beginning construction work. The most common materials which are used for piling are wood, steel or concrete. All of these materials are solid and substantial which is crucial to ensuring that a structure has safe foundations that will support it and not move or collapse.

The process of piling consists of driving large pieces of your chosen material – wood, steel or concrete – into the ground to a suitable depth. This creates a sturdy platform on which the structure will rest. The piling needs to be carried out correctly, to ensure that the foundations of the structure are secure.

There is also a lot of initial planning and measuring to be done before construction can even begin. For instance, the condition of the ground needs to be taken into consideration. There is no point in driving piles into wet, loose soil as they will not stay in place. Piling is an extremely skilled job and should only be undertaken by a qualified piling contractor.


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