PILES AND PILE CAPS When the bearing capacity of soil immediately below the structure is insufficient for a spread footing, then piles are used to transfer the load to deeper, firmer strata. Piles may also be used where the soil ...
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Pile Cap Design: A pile cap is the mat that rests on groups of piles and forms part of the foundation. The pile cap design, shape, and dimensions are discussed.
The construction of bored cast in situ concrete piles are formed by drilling and auguring and then reinforcement is placed and concrete is poured into the hole.