Factors To Consider When Selecting The Best PilingDecember 2, 2015
When the time comes for an industrial facility to be built, it is crucial to carefully plan and consider what type of piling will be used in the deep foundation. A deep foundation requires the use of driven piles, long columns inserted deep into the ground, in order to provide the reinforced support an industrial facility requires. There are many things to consider before choosing the appropriate piling for the job. Let’s take a look at some of the following key factors that go into selecting the best piling.
Piling Must be Built to LastDriven piles are designed to provide exceptional support. The system itself has been tested by time, and the success of this type of support has made driven piles a staple of foundation construction. Driven piles are also extremely adaptable, which allows them to work in a wide variety of circumstances. Even when the terrain is uneven or questionable, driven piles will hold strong and work with whatever subspace conditions are present. In addition to this, driven piles can help prevent or reduce the effects of seismic activity, giving the facility the extra support it needs in times of natural crisis.
Materials MatterOne of the benefits of driven piles is that they are available in a variety of materials. This range of selection can allows for plenty of options depending on the needs of the facility. The possible materials available for driven piles include concrete, timber and steel. Composite piles also exist, allowing the option of mixing together materials like concrete and steel in order to get the benefits of both materials.
Special ConditionsThere are some situations where the standard materials available for driven piles will not be the best choice. Generally, this tends to occur when a construction site cannot be disturbed for various reasons. In these cases, it can be a wise idea to look into augercast piles. This system can provide the same support as concrete driven piles without having to dig up much of the ground itself. There are various other kinds of specialty driven piles available including:
- Sheet piles
- Adfreeze piles
- Suction piles
- Vibratory piles