Smaller construction sites often need careful planning and management. If you're working with space restrictions, then you might have to juggle your building needs with a lack of access, working room and free space.
Sometimes, piling in a constricted site is a headache. If you're currently mapping out a small site build, then using driven piles may be the best option.
Why does this kind of piling work well on smaller construction sites?
1. Driven Piles Can Be Made Off-Site
If you don't have a lot of spare space, then constructing, storing and installing piles on site is likely to be tricky. You have to find enough room for the equipment, machinery and work amongst everything else you need to do. You may need space to store piles before you get them ready for installation.
You can have driven piles cast to your exact specifications off-site. If you arrange delivery at the precise time when you're ready to use them, then you don't have these space or storage worries. The piles arrive and you can install them as soon as you want.
2. Driven Piles Don't Leave You With Soil Rubbish
Some piles need you to bore holes in the ground. You make the hole and take out the soil that the boring process displaces. While effective, this piling method can leave you with a lot of soil on the site. Until you can remove it, it takes up space that you might not be able to spare.
Driven piles don't require bored holes. The piles are pushed into the ground itself so there is no soil storage or removal to worry about.
3. Driven Piles Can Work With Smaller Machines
If you're working on a cramped site, then you might also have access problems. It can be hard to get large vehicles, machines and pieces of equipment on the site. You might not have external access that allows borers and drivers to reach over boundaries into the right places.
Some driven piles can be worked on from the base rather than the top. The machines and equipment that install these kinds of piles are typically smaller than the norm. So, this may help you solve any access problems you have.
If you aren't sure how to handle piling on a job, contact local piling contractors. They can assess your site and build and help you work out if driven piles are the best way forward.