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Mini Piling Rigs

by harveybanks on Sunday, September 30, 2012 10:00 AM
Mini piling rigs are used in smaller projects from house extensions to sites with uneven or undulating ground.

Reap the Benefits of Mini Piling

by harveybanks on Sunday, September 30, 2012 9:00 AM
Mini piling has become increasingly popular for the more difficult projects as they have many advantages over more traditional piling methods.

Mini piling rigs can help meet EU renovation targets

by harveybanks on Friday, August 03, 2012 9:00 AM
With a five-point plan outlined by the European Commission to help unleash the potential of low-energy buildings throughout the continent, mini piling rigs could play a key role in allowing existing structures to be brought up to date.

Mini piling helps in compact redevelopments

by harveybanks on Friday, December 23, 2011 9:00 AM
Mini piling can help in construction work on previously developed sites, which may be surrounded by other developments that make access an issue.

Different Types of Mini Piling

by harveybanks on Friday, September 09, 2011 10:00 AM
Mini piling is a piling solution that is commonly used where access on a building site is tight but piling is still needed in order to prepare the ground before anything can be built on top of it. There are several different types of mini piling available, each of which is slightly different and so can be used for slightly different purposes.

What are Mini Pile Foundations?

by harveybanks on Friday, September 02, 2011 6:47 AM
Mini pile foundations work on a similar principal to other types of piling except, as the name suggests, they tend to be used on projects where a smaller scale is necessary.

Grundomat Pile Driving Hammer

by harveybanks on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:00 AM
Grundomat piles can be used for a range of applications

Mini Piling

by harveybanks on Friday, October 15, 2010 9:00 AM
The process of mini piling consists of the pile being driven by an internal drop hammer. A wooden pile tip is fitted to a steel casing which contains a long concrete plug. The casing can be rather tenuous as there will only be tension forces that occur when driving the mini pile. The pile is driven to a specified depth at which point the steel casing is filled with concrete and then is installed with reinforcement. When this has been completed the casing is then extracted from the ground. There are different ways of driving mini piles into the ground. One such way is using an explosive pile. The explosive charge is put into the casing at the bottom once it has reached the required depth. As the casing is removed the charge is detonated, increasing the size of the pile base. The benefit of this is that the bearing capacity is increased when the soil becomes greatly compacted by the force of the explosion. However, this is not always an ideal technique to use as soil compression and displacement is not always...