Definition of a Driven Pile:
A driven pile is a relatively long, slender column, provided to offer support or to resist forces, made of preformed material having a predetermined shape and size that can be physically inspected prior to and during installation, which is installed by impact hammering, vibrating or pushing into the earth.
Aarsleff Ground Engineering, a specialist ground engineering and piling contractor, understand that Driven piles are a total engineering solution. The design, installation and quality assurance that are a part of each driven pile combine to eliminate guesswork and produce a known, reliable and cost-effective product to its client that can accommodate a wide variety of subsurface conditions.
Piles may be of timber, thick wall steel tubes, thin wall bottom driven piles, H-section, Sheet or concrete. When the piles are of concrete, they are precast. Aarsleff Ground Engineering can drive all of the aforementioned pile types.
Driven Piling Installation Method:
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- Piles can be precast to the required specifications.
- Piles of various size, length, and shape can be made in advance and used at the site. As a result, the progress of the work will be rapid.
- A pile driven into granular soil compacts the adjacent soil mass and as a result, the bearing capacity of the pile is increased.
- The work is neat and clean and creates no spoil arisings. The supervision of work at the site can be reduced to a minimum. The storage space required is very much less.
- Driven piles may conveniently be used in places where it is advisable not to drill holes for fear of meeting groundwater under pressure.
- Driven piles are the most favoured for works over water such as piles in wharf structures or jetties.
- Driven piles maintain their shape during installation. They do not bulge in soft ground conditions and are typically not susceptible to damage from the installation of subsequent piles.
- Driven piles require no curing time and can be driven in natural sequence rather than skipping alternate piles, thus minimising the moving of the equipment and speeding up installation time.
- The equipment and installation methods are time-tested and well proven. Advances in materials, equipment, methods, and testing continually combine to improve the efficiency of driven piles.
- Fewer traffic movements are required to and from a site when compared to alternate piling methods.