The Lowdown on Bottom Driven Piles

Here at Rhino Piling, we specialise in the implementation of a variety of piling techniques such as underpinning, mini-piling and bottom driven piles. With this said, most of our clients are unaware of the importance of a sound foundation which means that piling is a completely new service to grasp. In this blog, we’ve decided to go over everything there is to know about bottom driven piles and the benefits that they can offer…

What is bottom drive piling?

Bottom driven piling is a type of piling technique that involves the use of an internal drop hammer in order to drive a crimped, closed end thin wall steel casing into the ground in order to create stable foundations for a property. Upon completion, the weight of the drop hammer is removed, a steel reinforcement is put into place and the casing is filled with concrete.

Is bottom driven piling expensive?

The cost of a bottom driven piling project depends on a variety of factors such as the material that the pile is made from, the size of the foundations and the labour that will be required in order to carry it out. Luckily, bottom driven piles are one of the easiest piling and mini-piling methods on the market which also makes them incredibly affordable. With this said, a quote should only be given by a reputable piling expert after an inspection of the land has been carried out.

What are the benefits of bottom driven piling?

In comparison to other traditional piling methods, bottom driven piling can be implemented in sensitive environments where the loose soil may be too unstable to allow the piles to reach the harder soil found deep within the ground. In fact, these piles can also be installed within a close proximity to existing walls and structure without affecting their stability because it is a low-noise and minimal vibration technique.

The bottom driven piling technique is a popular method that can be used in a variety of applications in order to create strong and stable foundations. In fact, they are also suitable for use in areas with restricted space. To find out more information about our piling techniques, get in contact with the best piling in Manchester and speak to a member of the Rhino Piling team today!