Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations

The Different Types of Deep Foundations

The ultimate viability of any construction project depends in large part on the structural integrity of its foundation.  Without an adequate foundation, a structure will lack strength, and may fail over the long-term.  That is why it is absolutely vital that any contractor or project manager administering a project for […]

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Drilled Shafts Guide: Rebar Cages

View the complete article here. In drilled shaft construction, rebar cages are typically used to reinforce the shaft during excavation.  The design of this cage is critically important to the stability of the cage and the success of the overall construction project. As a general rule, a rebar cage for […]

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Top 6 Foundation Drilling Rigs on the Market Today

Drilling holes in the ground. That’s the name of the game. Knowledge of the various drilling methods–anchored earth retention, pile construction, drilled shaft foundations–etc. is paramount. Also, it is recommended that you have a sober operator behind your half million dollar piece of machinery. But none of this matters without […]

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Pile Guide Part 1 – Bearing Piles

View the complete version here. Introduction Piles can be categorized in two main types: load bearing piles and sheet piles. There are numerous types of load bearing piles. The below illustration shows a pile classification system based on type of material, configuration, installation technique and equipment used for installation. Load […]

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Drilled Shafts Guide: Casings & Liners

View the complete article here. When constructing drilled shafts, casing and liners are vital to the overall success of the project.  As such, contractors must pay careful attention to the selection and use of liners and casings, particularly if they are to be used to support drilled shaft excavation or […]

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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 […]