The piling industry is incredibly versatile in that there are a number of different foundational approaches that can be applied depending on the specific requirements of a project at any given time. The specialists here at Rhino Piling always conduct a full on-site evaluation prior to the commencement of any work in order to ascertain the best way forwards, and this is where a recommendation for a particular foundational approach may arise.
Mini-piling is a residential foundation that is typically utilised where traditional piling methods are unsuitable. As a foundational method in its own right, there is a common misconception that mini-piling is unable to offer the same strength and rigor as traditional piles, however this couldn’t be further from the truth. In actual fact, mini-piles are installed and utilised in the exact same way in order to support and reinforce an existing foundation. The piles themselves are designed with a smaller diameter so that they can be utilised effectively in projects where headroom may be restricted. In this respect, mini-piling rigs are also significantly less bulky so that the mini-piles can be driven into the ground as part of foundational reinforcement on existing builds.
There are many benefits of utilising mini-piling foundations, such as:
- Low Vibration Installation: Mini-piling rigs create fewer vibrations in the soil which reduces soil displacement and therefore the risk on any other nearby foundations.
- Restricted Headroom Access: Both mini-piles and mini-piling rigs are smaller than traditional equipment which makes them suitable for projects where headroom may be restricted, such as in an existing foundation.
- Versatile: There are a variety of different mini-piling approaches that can be adapted as per the needs of a project, such as Sectional Auger, Open Hole Auger, Top Driven Steel/ Precast, Contiguous Piled Wall and Drill Bar Pile.
The foundation of your home is an investment for the future and it is important that you do not ignore the signs of distress as these could lead to the development of subsidence. To find out more information about mini piling Cheshire, get in contact with a member of the Rhino Piling team today!