Reasons to Invest in Piling

Posted on 5th April 2019 Under Blog

Perhaps unsurprisingly, many property owners have never heard of piling. After all, very few are actually involved in the construction of a building and only find out that their foundations are compromised when subsidence starts to rear its ugly head. Here at Rhino Piling, we believe that piling foundations are a must-have for every structure and luckily they can be installed during initial construction or later on down the line. Read on to find out a few reasons why you should invest in piling…

Damage Control

Since piles are used in order to bear the weight of an existing building, it is important to take underground services into consideration. After all, poor foundations can lead to something known as subsidence and if this occurs then everything from water mains to electrical points can be put at risk. Luckily, an investment in piling at the start of construction or as a later addition to an existing property can provide damage control and ensure that the underground fittings are safe and secure.

Subsidence Prevention

When you know what you are looking for, the signs of subsidence can be easy to spot. With this said, having piling foundations installed can actually stop subsidence in its tracks and prevent it from occurring in the first place. After all, it happens when the soil that a building is built on top of moves or shrinks, throwing the entire structure of a property out of alignment. Since piling bears the weight of a build and takes that pressure off the soil, any movement will not affect the structure a property should subsidence occur.

Strong Foundations

During the initial construction of a building, whether it be a residential home or a skyscraper, it is important to invest in high-quality foundations that are a strong enough to bear the weight of the structure. Unfortunately, many buildings are designed with poor foundations or without any foundations at all which can lead to many problems down the line. Since piling transfers the weight of a building from the weaker soil down to the more secure soil that is found deep within the earth, they provide a strong and secure foundation that will last a lifetime.

When a building is under construction, the first thing that needs to be addressed is the foundations. After all, this is what will hold the structure in place for the foreseeable future which means that they have to be secure. Without suitable foundations in place, a building is vulnerable to subsidence caused by soil movement and shrinkage. To find out more information, get in contact with the best piling Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Rhino Piling team today!