Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations

3 Reasons Helical Piles are More Cost Effective

A helical pile is a slim deep-foundation underpinning that consists of a steel shaft surrounded by screw-like helical plates or flights. The pile is twisted into the ground and combines the load-bearing capabilities of skin friction on the shaft and end-bearing on the helix plates. How Helical Piles Save Money The […]

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Ground Improvement Techniques Using OMS Vibroflots

OMS Pile Driving Equipment GmbH. provides a large selection of ground improvement techniques: “vibro compaction”, “vibro replacement”and “vertical drain”. As effective as our products are, choosing the correct equipment for your project might be a challenge. However, our experts on ground engineering can help you to decide on the best equipment for your project. […]

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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 […]