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Understanding the Pile Driving Tools Required for Your Project

by Dan Owens

Piles are structural members used to transfer a building's load to the recommended depths. They are essential for repairing and refurbishing damaged foundations to ensure that your structure holds firmly in the soil. Usually, fabricators make these piles from materials such as concrete, steel and timber. Each material has its set of benefits, including cost, durability and tensile strength. A piling contractor can help you decide the suitable material for your project.

Pile driving refers to the process of shoving the pile elements into the soil. It requires the expertise of a piling contractor with appropriate tools designed for the jobs. Here is a walkthrough of the different tools you can use for your pile driving project:

Pile Driving Rigs

Pile driving rigs are a popular choice for many people who need to fix their foundations. They comprise several leaders attached to a crane's base that forces them into the ground. In this position, the pile's leaders guide the pile into the ground while providing much-needed support to the pile. The leaders can slot backward and forward through hydraulic action, screw setups or special attachments on the crane's bottom. One of the top benefits of this layout is the ability to install a series of foundation piles without having to turn the equipment from the base.

Piling Winches

You also need piling winches when working on your foundation. The winch performs several functions, such as guiding the piling hammer and supporting the tools used to rake and rotate the leaders. Often, the pile frame uses different sources of power, including diesel engines, petrol engines and hydraulic power systems. When you are choosing, it is advisable to go for winches with two or three drums because they offer increased pile driving velocity. They are also easier to control and manouvre than winches with one drum.

Piling Hammers

Piling hammers are often at the heart of every pile driving project. Their work is to 'hammer' the pile into the ground until it reaches the desired height. Several things determine the choice of your piling hammer. Some of them include the weight and size of the pile you are driving into the ground. Big and heavy piles require big hammers that will match these metrics. Ground resistance also comes into play with the heavy-duty hammers that are needed for impenetrable soils. Today, piling contractors ensure you get value for your money by using computer-based programmes to select the right hammer for your project.