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Category : Pile Foundation

Pile Foundation describes its types, materials, construction techniques, uses in different soil conditions and related calculations.

What are Methods of Driving Piles Over Water?

Various methods have been developed to drive piles over water. Piles are used as a foundation for various marine structures such as wharves and jetties. These piles need to be driven over water. The methods of driving piles over water along ...

Settlement Reducing Piles in Piled Basements and Shafts

Settlement reducing piles are used to reduce differential settlement of piles in basement slab and shaft slab construction. Different aspects of settlement reducing piles in piled shafts and basements are discussed in the following sections.

Effect of Soil Liquefaction on Pile Foundation and its Remedies

Pile foundations are likely to experience liquefaction and its effects on such foundation are in several forms or ways. Effects of liquefaction on pile foundation is discussed. Liquefaction is a phenomenon in which loose saturated soil such as loose sandy silts ...

Spacing and Skin Friction in Pile Group Construction

Pile foundation spacing and skin friction in a pile group decides the design of pile foundation, its efficiency and capacity in any construction. The main purpose of a pile foundation is to let the transfer of load through weak soil ...

Corrosion Protection Methods for Underwater Piles

Corrosion protection of underwater piles is essential in case of steel piles. When steel piles are used in seawater, it reacts chemically to form anodes and cathodes resulting in the flow of electricity, which results in the corrosion of anodic ...

Types of Pile Foundations Based on Construction Method

There are three types of pile foundations according to their construction methods which are driven piles, cast-in-situ piles, and driven and cast-in-situ piles. Types of Pile Foundations Based on Construction Method 1. Driven Pile Foundations Driven pile foundations can be made from concrete, ...

Selection of Pile Foundation Based on Soil Condition

The selection of pile foundation depends on the soil investigation data received from soil exploration bore holes at different depths. Selection of appropriate pile for the desired strength and requirement plays an important role in cost reduction and efficiency. In ...