What Can a Piling Contractor Do for You? A Brief Guide

When it comes to creating the stable homes and buildings we are familiar with today, it all comes down to laying the right foundations. There are various types of foundations that can be used to support a building, many of which involve the excavation of large quantities of soil. However, one of the most popular foundation types that doesn’t cause as much disturbance, is piling.

Read on below as we tell you the key things you need to know about what piling is and how a piling contractor can help to create strong foundations for your building.

What is Piling?

Piling is the process of setting large, long foundations deep into the ground, providing the essential support needed for a structure to be built upon.

These foundations can range in materials, though typically use steel or concrete, and the reason for their deep insertion is for the weight of the new structure to be transferred down into the ground (often reaching a strong supporting layer of soil or bedrock), thus ensuring a strong, balanced and durable base is in place ready for the construction work to be carried out upon.

There are different types of piling that can be used in different scenarios, such as screw piling, mini piling, open bore piling and more. The necessary type for a specific project will be determined prior by the piling contractor.

What Does a Piling Contractor Do?

So, where does a piling contractor come into the equation? Professional piling contractors are essential for carrying out piling operations effectively and efficiently. Firstly, before any foundation work can take place, a piling contractor will both examine and assess the general condition of the site, as well as perform a more in depth assessment of the soil in particular.

They will consider important aspects such as access to the site, the strength and type of soil, the water table level and more. Each of these considerations will then impact the decision they make in terms of which type of piling to use and the machinery needed to achieve this, so that you are receiving the best possible solution for your building’s foundations. Of course, they will also have access to the necessary specialist machinery and equipment, so that the best job is being done.

As you can see, hiring a professional piling contractor is the best option to take when it comes to creating your building’s foundations. Rather than hiring the expensive machinery yourself and not having a fully qualified or experienced contractor do the job for you, choosing to hire a piling contractor specifically will be much more cost-effective and will ensure that the piling is not only inserted correctly and safely, but will last you years to come with less chances of facing issues further down the line.

If you could benefit from the services of a professional piling contractor, then you need Capital Piling. Operating predominantly in the South East, we offer a range of piling services to suit your needs - no matter how big or small. Get in touch with us today to obtain your free quote.

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