Why Deep Foundations Are Critical For Industrial Facility Construction

October 28, 2015

The right foundation can make all the difference when it comes to the needs of industrial facilities. In order to support the added weight of an industrial structure, it is crucial to have a strong, dependable deep foundation in place. In the world of construction, a deep foundation is a term used to describe a foundation that includes added forms of support such as pier shafts and driven piles. This system can provide the extra reinforcement needed to ensure the safety of the industrial facility, while also increasing the overall efficiency of the facility.

The Right Components for Safety

Deep foundations are designed with safety in mind. In order to accomplish this, workers utilize specific components to provide the proper support to the industrial facility above. One of the primary components of a deep foundation is a driven pile. These long columns go into the ground and offer reinforced support for a structure. There are many advantages to using driven piles in the construction of a facility’s foundation. Depending on the needs of the business, there are many options for what type of driven piles can be used in the construction of the foundation. These options include various materials such as steel, wood and concrete. The design of driven piles allows them to resist force, which can be incredibly beneficial in areas where earthquakes or other dangerous seismic activity occurs. In addition, driven piles are quite affordable.

Deep Foundations Increase Overall Productivity

Beyond safety, there are many positive advantages to a deep foundation. Outside of the harm that can come to employees from a building that is not structurally sound, there is the risk that unsafe working conditions can result in a decline in workflow. When work is halted due to a structural problem, this can lead to operations being shut down until the facility is fixed and up to safety standards. During this time, productivity might become non-existent which can cause a business to lose a great deal of money. By contrast facilities with secure foundations don’t have to worry about whether or not their buildings meet federally regulated safety standards. A safe environment will prevent work from stopping while also helping to foster a productive workflow.

Great Deep Foundations Provide Security and Peace of Mind

There are many important factors to consider when building an industrial facility. By trusting the deep foundation to the right professionals, companies can relieve themselves of that concern and focus on other aspects of the project. STI Group is able to guarantee high quality deep foundation work because over the years we have cultivated the experience, resources, and expertise it takes to get the job done right every time. Our piles and other materials are incredibly durable and will keep the facility safe and strong for years to come. We will also work closely with clients every step of the way to ensure that they are getting the best deep foundation for the needs of their particular project.