Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations

Rules for driving/extracting piles

  Brought to you by American Piledriving Equipment (APE)   Never stand under foundation equipment. Start with piles in good condition. Put all clamp teeth in contact with pile. Drive in steps eight feet or less. Keep sheets plumb. Come up to speed before doing work. No dancing – avoid […]

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Construction Site Dewatering: Techniques and Solutions

View complete article here. It is not uncommon for water to accumulate at construction sites, whether from preoccupation or non-storm water.  In order to begin construction operations, it is generally necessary to remove this water in a process known as dewatering.   In general, dewatering is a multi-step process involving storing […]

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Soil Improvement: Methods to Enhance Soft Ground Conditions

View the complete article here. When designing and constructing a superstructure’s foundation, the enhancement of soft ground conditions can often eliminate the need for a deep foundation. Specialty contractors routinely improve the performance of the ground in situ by compacting, reinforcing, or fixing soil masses and particles. The following copy details […]

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Pile Installation Tips To Reduce Contractor Stress

Pile Installation Tips To Reduce Contractor Stress Effective pile driving installation hinges on a contractor’s adherence to a variety of operating practices which vary, depending on the type of piles being installed. Overall, the stroke of the ram is a vital parameter to monitor during driving. If the stroke is noticeable […]

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Pile Driving Safety & Accident Prevention – Gear, Site Conditions, Material Storage/Handling, and More

The finalization of pre-construction planning and the commencement of pile operations is a welcoming but concerning time for contractors, as the tasks conducted in the coming weeks will present a host of potentially hazardous situations. The dangerous conditions associated with pile operations elevate the importance of proper safety and accident […]

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Installation of Driven Piles – Inspection, Repair, Load, Transportation, and More

Extensive pre-construction planning is vital to the success and efficiency of pile installation operations. By analyzing a host of project documents and performing pre-construction site visits, a contractor’s superintendent, along with supervisors, can formulate an overall project plan that specifies all details of a job. From this plan, the superintendent […]