Foundation Piling Experience is Essential

April 29, 2011 by Harvey Banks · Comments Off
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There numerous different methods of foundation piling and these can be used for a multitude of different applications and structures. In order for a building to be safe and secure, appropriate foundation piles need to be implemented. Think about a tree. When we see a tree, all that is visible to us is the trunk, the branches and leaves; however, deep into the ground, runs a complex system of roots which anchor the tree in place and prevent it from sliding or toppling. Buildings and other large structures work in much the same way; the roots are replaced with foundation piling.

It is crucial to the safety of a large structure that foundation piling is carried out only by a qualified piling contractor. The same applies if the piling foundations of an existing building are in need of repair. A qualified piling contractor has an in depth understanding of different pile types, piling methods and which are suitable for each project. It is more important to find a quality piling contractor rather than a cheap one. In the long-run, you will save money by spending more on foundation piling services as there will be less chance of having to pay out money on repairs after experiencing shoddy workmanship.

The work of a Piling Contractor

April 1, 2011 by Harvey Banks · Comments Off
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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.