Different Types of Mini Piling

September 9, 2011 by Harvey Banks · Comments Off
Filed under: Bored Cased Piles, Drop Weight Driven Piles, Grundomat Driven Piles, Mini Piling 

Mini piling is a piling solution that is commonly used where access on a building site is tight but piling is still needed in order to prepare the ground before anything can be built on top of it. There are several different types of mini piling available, each of which is slightly different and so can be used for slightly different purposes.

Drop Weight Mini Piling
This is a type of mini piling that is especially useful on projects where there is only limited headroom and so not a lot of space to work in. For instance, housing developments can often make use of drop weight mini piling.

Bored Case Mini Piling
By contrast, one of the main benefits of this type of mini piling is that it can help to keep vibrations to a minimum, which is more important on some sites than others. If there is sensitive equipment or wildlife nearby that shouldn’t be disturbed, for example, bored case mini piling could be an option.

Grundomat Driven Mini Piling
This is a type of mini piling that is popularly used when access is difficult but there is a need to keep noise and disruption to a minimum, such as for house extensions.

As all building projects are slightly different, the type of mini piling required will also differ; it’s always worth getting professional advice to make sure you get the type of mini piling that’s right for you.

Grundomat & The Grundomat Mole

December 17, 2010 by Harvey Banks · Comments Off
Filed under: Grundomat Driven Piles, Mini Piling, Services, Top Driven Piles, Uncategorized 

Grundomat are one of the better known brands within the piling industry. With many pile driving and underpinning products, they are popular throughout our industry.

The Grundomat Mole is a technical soil displacement hammer, ideal for use in almost any type of soil. With the ability to bore through up to 50 metres and successfully displace obstructions they encounter, they’re ideal for installing of underground services such as underpinning and piles. Available in sizes including 45mm, 55mm and 65mm diameters, they’re not only useful but essential products.

A key component in trenchless moling technology, the Grundomat Mole is quoted as saving time, cost and minimising disruption in residential and commercial locations where life and business needs to continue as smoothly as possible.

Mini Piling

December 6, 2010 by Harvey Banks · Comments Off
Filed under: Bored Cased Piles, Drop Weight Driven Piles, Grundomat Driven Piles, Mini Piling 

Although the use of piling equipment is widespread throughout the construction industry, there are often cases where site access is limited to the often large and unwieldy pile drivers used by many contractors. Not only is there the embarrassment and inconvenience that can sometimes happen when a piling rig is simply too big to reach the site, but there is the loss of productivity which can be damaging to companies, not only in terms of cost but scheduling.

This is where mini piling is the solution. Mini piling rigs are used in smaller projects from house extensions to sites with uneven or undulating ground. Fortunately, with our years of experience, MK Piling are specialist mini piling rig contractors. With experts in mini-piling rigs, we can offer Grundomat Driven Piles, Bored Cased Piles and also Drop Weight Driven Piles, ideal for small projects or locations where larger piling rigs simply cannot reach safely. Mini piling rigs are also ideal for locations where noise or vibration needs to be limited as much as possible, such as near residential or commercial properties.

So, for any building project, large or small, call us today to discuss your requirements.

Grundomat Pile Driving Hammer

November 24, 2010 by Harvey Banks · Comments Off
Filed under: Grundomat Driven Piles 

Before beginning on any piling task, the location and ground condition must have been thoroughly researched to make sure that it is safe to proceed. Prefabricated ERW steel tubes are used to install piles and additional tubes can be added if needed. Dry concrete mix, or driving plug, is inserted into the starter tube, which is the initial tube with a pointed end.

Resistance is created at the driving end by electrically welding additional tubes to the original tubes. The resistance needed is calculated and measured in millimetres movements per second (the piling set.) The piles are then put into place from the pile head with a self-compacting concrete mix.

Grundomat piles can be used for a range of applications including underpinning, foundation piles for lightweight structures i.e. extensions, conservatories, fence post foundations and instrumentation holes