Prefabricated piles, thanks to the transfer of vertical, horizontal and bending loads, are used to make foundations for all types of constructions, practically in all soil conditions. The proximity of other buildings does not exclude the possibility of their use. The oldest, currently rarely used, type of piles of prefabricated piles are wooden piles. These piles are usually plunged with the method of hammering, they are less often vibrated. Prefabricated timber is pressure protected and the type of protection is selected for a specific type of soil. The most important advantages of wooden piles include low material cost and durability (there are buildings built on such piles that have been successfully used for over 100 years). What is very important from the point of view of contractors and contracting parties, prefabricated wooden piles are easy to transport, and in addition can be cut with a simple chainsaw.
Specialist Piling contractor, Aarsleff Ground Engineering, can install timber piles for your project. Timber has been used for piled foundations for centuries. Responsibly sourced timber piles are installed for many project types – mainly within marine working environments and low loaded structures with a lifespan of up to 30 years.
Timber has been long favoured for marine works because of its ability to absorb impacts and its ease of handling over water. Timber piles are used for groynes and sea defence works as well as jetties, dolphins, fender piling and rubbing strips. The main advantages are potential low costs, sustainable material, carbon sequestration and off-cuts can be used for fuel. Working with Aarsleff as your piling contractor creates the added benefit of our operational excellence approach, which strives to add value through cost, programme, and emissions savings where possible.
The piles also require no timber treatment making it a very environmentally friendly solution, yet significantly stronger than other timber alternatives.
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