Piling - What Exactly is Piling

Perhaps you’re new to the world of construction…if so, it always helps to have a useful reference guide as to what the construction terms actually mean. Here’s a guide to piling.

In the world of construction, just knowing the very simplest of things is important if you are going to get the job done right. That’s why you should familiarise yourself with the basic essentials, like piling for example.

Piling – The Essential Technique

Piling forms the very basis of construction; the essential support needed for any kind of structure. It is a technique that sets deep foundations for any form of construction work, such as buildings.

If you are about to embark on construction work, having the right equipment is essential.

Piling – The Materials

There are a variety of different materials that can be used in the piling process. Many people use wood, steel or concrete as their chosen piling materials. Naturally, the foundations of any building have to be exceptionally sturdy, so that’s why the choice of materials is important. The underground structural base has to support large buildings of various sizes, so one can never take risks.


Piling – The Way It Works

Piling works by inserting large amounts of wood, steel or concrete into the soil of the ground. The deep insertion of these elements ensures a sturdier base for the construction project to take place.

Imagine if your office building didn’t have any structured base underneath – your building wouldn’t be standing for long! People don’t often realise exactly what goes into construction work, but as any contractor will tell you, there is a lot of planning, measuring and hard labour involved. Piling is not a technique that we could all learn in the space of a few hours, it is a highly skilled job which is very important. You have to make sure the base is secure and the piling has been done correctly so that the building will be solid as a rock.

However, the piling process can not begin until other important factors have been taken into consideration like the condition of the soil beneath the ground. For example, wet soil is not a good consistency for which to place any wood, metal or steel in as part of your piling work.

Piling – Look at Piletec

To make sure the construction work gets off to a great start with the piling process, make sure you consider your choice of piling equipment. Piletec is a leading supplier of piling equipment and offers a full range to make sure your construction work has the best tools working on the project.

Groundforce is your one-stop shop for everything you could need for your construction work. We supply the must-have essentials such as Shoring Equipment, Piling Equipment, Pipe Plugs and Testing, Utility Equipment, Temporary Bridges and Training to get your project off to a flying start. We have over 20 years of experience in the field of construction, so we feel confident that we can help you find just what you’re looking for. We also offer a technical support service, so to find out more, take a look at our website today or call us on 0800 000 345. Alternatively, please email us at groundforce@vpplc.com.

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