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Hello! I would like to give you the warmest welcome to my blog. My name is Pete and last year, I decided to carry out some home improvements. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to try and carry out the work myself. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a disaster as I do not have many skills. Thankfully, I have a friend who works in the construction and contracting service. He called in some of his friends who were able to come in and fix up the mess I had made. I am really pleased with the results so I thought I would write about it here.


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Your Essential Guide for Selecting the Right Piling Products for Your Construction Project

by Regina Barnett

Pile foundations perform the same job as mat foundations, but they are suitable for the construction of structures that require deeper foundations. Instead of transferring the weight of your entire structure to the shallow soil below, piling transfers the load to deeper soil, which has a higher load-bearing capacity.

Looking to build the foundation of your structure with piling and don't know where to start? The same way there are many different types of structures in the construction world, there is a wide array of piling products on the market. This can make it difficult for you to figure out the right piling products for your project, especially if it is your first time shopping around for piling. Here's what you need to know about the different classifications of piles.

Classification of Piles by Material Type

Foundation piles come in a variety of material choices. The main types of materials available for piles are timber, concrete, steel and composite. Each of these material choices has unique properties which are suited to specific applications. It is important to look at the specific requirements of your project and choose a piling material that can meet those requirements.

Classification of Piles by Installation Method

There are two main ways to install pile foundations. Piles can either be driven or drilled into the ground. 

Depending on what type of pile installation method is appropriate for your project, you can either choose driven piles, such as steel screw piles, or bored piles, such as conventional concrete piles.

Classification of Piles by Location of the Worksite

What type of structure are you building? Are you building it onshore (on land) or offshore (in water)? The location of your construction site will determine whether you need to use land piles or marine piles. Each of these piles is designed to withstand the different conditions and environments to which they'll be exposed. For example, marine piles are designed to stand up against underwater currents, tidal variation and constant water exposure. These piles are ideal for the construction of marine structures, such as ports, bridges, wharfs and jetties.

Need help with choosing the right piles for your construction project? Don't sweat it! There are plenty of piling contractors out there ready to provide you with the assistance you need. All you have to do is to schedule a consultation with them so you can discuss the specific needs of your project.