Building a large structure requires a solid foundation. It supports the whole construction to have a stronghold on the ground. To achieve a solid foundation, piling contractors use the traditional method of piling. Before starting any construction, ensuring the completion of the piling method is necessary.
What Is Piling?
Piling is a crucial step and a very old construction method. In piling, the constructors insert long columns of steel or concrete in the ground to make a solid base. In this way, the columns reach a strong layer of soil or bedrock to support the weight of the building. This also distributes the weight around the solid soil to keep it holding onto the place.
Large structures need the support of pilings. Moreover, structures built in waters such as wind turbines require piling construction. Piling contractors use this method to strengthen existing constructions. New houses use mini-piling as large CFA piling is difficult to insert in these areas.
What Are The Types Of Piling?
There are different categories of piling. The categories are:
· Sheet Piles:
These piles can be both temporary or permanent. The main functions of these piles are soil and water retention, and excavation support. Underground structures such as basements or car parking areas require sheet piles.
· Bearing Piles:
Lengthy columns are used for transmitting foundation weight downwards into deeper soil. There can be two types of bearing piles, such as friction piles and end-bearing piles.
Underpinning and construction in restricted areas use mini-piles for precision work. There are two sections of mini-piles, such as bored and driven. The use of these methods is dependent on the ground condition, for instance, the quality. Also, the working conditions on the surface play a major role.
· CFA Piles:
CFA piling or Continuous flight auger piles are a much faster installation alternative. This method uses one continuous operation to drill the piles. In this way, it is cost-effective as well.
What Are The Responsibilities Of A Piling Contractor?
Before starting the construction work, the piling contractors examine the surface, the soil, and the water level. They make a detailed plan based on the type of soil, the diameter of the space as well. This helps them to decide upon the type of pile suitable for the construction.
Contact a piling contractor to get expert assistance. They will also provide piling experts, machinery, and other resources for the work.