Making use of Concrete Piles

November 18, 2011 by Harvey Banks
Filed under: Concrete Piles 

Concrete piles are one of the most common types of piling. They are often used on construction jobs taking place on houses as well as other buildings, meaning that they have a wide range of use.

There are quite a few advantages to using concrete piles, which is one of the reasons they are used so often. For instance, they have a long track record of success that makes them ideal for underpinning foundations. They can also be used straight after being installed and, as they are relatively fast to install compared to some other methods, they make a good option when time is of the essence.

Concrete pilings are designed to last as long as the concrete foundation itself, meaning that they have a long service life. To install them, they are pushed under a foundation into the ground, effectively underpinning the foundation to give it extra support. They are installed by digging a hole next to the foundation, which will normally end around two feet below the bottom of the foundation.

Then the cylinder is placed into the hole and kept in place by using a ram. This process is completed until the space has been filled. Once they have been installed and signed off on, any other work that was going on at the property can continue.


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