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Are Your Pile Foundations Ready for Summer? How to Summer-Proof Your Construction

By 26/04/2024No Comments

Who doesn’t love a bit of sun? Summer will be here before we know it, and while you might be planning a holiday, or a nice day out, there is something else you should be planning. And that is summer-proofing your piling project. Unfortunately, warm weather is just one of those environmental factors that can cause various issues for a piling foundation. Although we cannot control the weather, we can definitely control the effects it has on piling constructions. In today’s article, we are going to give you the full lowdown on how to summer-proof your piling projects so that your construction is fully ready to tackle the warm weather when it arrives.

Proper Ventilation:

Ensure that your construction has adequate ventilation to prevent moisture buildup from the heat and humidity of summer. This build can lead to mould and mildew, which can seriously compromise piling materials, so we suggest installing vents or fans to keep air always circulating.

Regular Maintenance:

It is important to keep an eye on your piling construction throughout the summer. If you stumble upon any issues, you must address them promptly to avoid further issues from developing. Regular inspections will also prolong the lifespan of your construction, even in difficult weather conditions.


Apply a waterproof seal to protect your construction from water damage. This will prevent issues like swelling, decay, or corrosion.

Shade Your Construction:

We recommend shading your construction project to miminises its contact with harsh, direct sunlight rays. This can also regulate the temperature and prevent excessive heat buildup.

Heat-related challenges, moisture, and humidity are all things that can cause problems with your piling construction throughout the summer. The team at Rhino Piling are here to help you combat and prevent any of these problems from occurring.

If you need any advice on summer-proofing your piling construction, please get in touch today. We will be more than happy to help.