The foundation of a building is often thought to be the most important aspect of construction as it is responsible for stability and longevity. There is a common misconception that residential properties aren’t suitable for deep foundational applications due to their smaller size and lighter load, however when property owners neglect the foundation of their house, flat or bungalow then it may become more susceptible to movement or displacement later down the line. Eventually, this may develop into a problem known as subsidence.
Traditional piling involves the use of large scale equipment known as pile drivers that are unsuitable for use on a residential project in the majority of cases. Luckily, this is where mini-piling comes in! Following the completion of an on-site evaluation carried out by a member of the Rhino Piling, where we take the type of the soil, the condition of the soil and the project itself into consideration, a recommendation for mini-piling may be suggested as an alternative to traditional piling.
Contrary to belief, mini-piling is not a ‘last resort’ and is actually a foundational application in its own right. The method involves the use of piles with a narrower diameter which are driven into the ground using the same means as one would expect with traditional piling. The size of the piles actually makes them easier to transport and mini-piling rigs are a lot more compact which is why it is a popular approach for residential projects. Other benefits of mini-piling include:
- Restricted headroom access
- Low vibration installation
When foundational issues strike, it is important to act quickly in order to prevent further damage from occurring. Here at Rhino Piling, we see the repercussions of low-quality, poorly maintained or even non-existent foundations far too often. As experts in the application and installation of piling, we’re certain that we can rescue your existing build from the devastation of subsidence.
To find out more information about mini-piling Bradford, get in contact with a member of the Rhino Piling team today.