The work of a Piling Contractor

April 1, 2011 by Harvey Banks
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Anyone who is looking to construct a new building or renovate an existing building will have to look to a piling contractor to complete any foundation work that is needed. Certain measures need to be implemented to ensure that the structure is secure and will not move or collapse. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the inner workings of a construction project will not fully comprehend the importance of the work of a piling contractor. It is quite overwhelming to see the extensive network of beams, base foundations and posts that ensure the stability of a building.

The main areas of work for a piling contractor are making groundwork measurements, including building depth and width calculations. They will also excavate holes, deep into the ground using backhoes and drilling machinery which the weight of the building will rest on. Piling contractors also carry out the process of piling, which involves driving piles into the holes, creating enclosed sections for the concrete foundations. For larger structures, steel and pouring concrete are layered up for increased strength and durability.

Piling is the most crucial part of construction work, as without it, buildings would collapse. Piling contractors work alongside a range of engineers, including structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, area contractors, construction foremen, and site fitters to make sure that all areas of the construction process are covered and are problem-free.


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