25 Aug Top 10 Advantages of Mini Piling
Mini Piling is a simple solution when your ground engineering project is hindered by limited space or restricted site access. As a service, Mini Piling is particularly useful for restrictive or low headroom projects. It is most suited for works inside buildings or sites with restrictive access.
The best choice foundation solution, Mini Piling, is an excellent alternative to traditional underpinning and is used for strengthening existing structures such as bridges and retaining walls.
Want to know why we rate Mini Piling? Here are the top 10 advantages of Mini Piling:
Access limited and restrictive areas
Opting for a Mini Piling rig will allow you to work within challenging restrictions and limited space, especially when access is made difficult due to your construction vehicle’s size, weight and height. This also includes the delivery of large equipment and materials that would otherwise be challenging to get onto your designated site.
Enables extensions in tight spaces
Home developers often face complex challenges such as out of bounds tight spaces that can put projects on hold or add to construction costs. Using a Mini Piling System will allow you to secure projects and extend residential developments over problematic lands without a hitch.
Replacement for traditional footings
Unfavourable ground conditions or unstable land can quickly compromise your project, especially when you only have larger machinery at your disposal. Fortunately, Mini Piles can be used as a replacement for traditional footings for new builds and factories.
Our answer to this is a Grundomat driven pile, which uses minimal vibration. This type of Mini Piling is essential in noise-sensitive locations, such as a home extension or conservatory builds in residential areas.
Strengthen existing structures
Mini Pile Systems are perfect for reinforcing existing structures such as railway bridge foundations, floor slabs and retaining walls.
Ever since the PM announced his “Green Industrial Revolution” plans in 2020, there has been a rise in concern for how industry reduces its carbon footprint.
A viable solution
Mini Piled foundations save money and time over traditional deep slap foundations where a structure needs to be built on uneven ground. Even if the ground is poor, this specialist process can create a stable, even framework, especially in areas where traditional piling is no longer viable.
Efficient alternative to deep trench excavations
Not only does Mini Piling allow you to reach greater depths with ease, but it is a cleaner, more efficient alternative to messy and disruptive deep trench excavations. Less waste is produced and keeps costs down too.
Produces steady and deep foundations
Several factors come into play with any house or extension project, such as “heaving” – where the soil beneath a structure swells. It is essentially the opposite of subsidence, in that the ground beneath a building moves upwards due to the soil expanding. Often caused by a dying tree or a healthy one being removed, the land where the building sits suddenly absorbs too much water and expands.
Mini Piling can be used to dig deep into the strata of the soil and will remain steady despite the “heaving” process—Ergo, producing solid foundations that will last.
Minimal vibrations and disturbance
Construction and building projects often produce a lot of noise pollution and disturbance, particularly in densely populated residential areas. Mini Piling is the perfect solution as it generates less noise and vibrations thanks to air compression and low energy output.
Perfect for close proximity builds
Unlike larger construction vehicles, Mini Pile Systems are much smaller and compact. Not only can they get into tighter, more compact spaces, but like we mentioned above – they produce minimal noise and disturbance!
Fortunately, Mini Pile Systems use far less steel and concrete than any other piling system. This means a naturally reduced carbon footprint, less noise, vibrations and overall disturbance to adjacent structures and the surrounding area during installation.
What’s more, rigs can now be installed with minimal environmental impacts. Fewer trees and habitats are disturbed, and sustainable solutions are used effectively during each construction project.
Types of Mini Piling
BSB Piling and Underpinning Ltd offer a wide range of piling methods suitable for your foundation or underpinning project. Each technique takes everything from ground conditions to the finite requirements of the project into consideration, including full anti-heave precautions. These include:
Mini Piling: Auger Bored and Driven Piles
Installed in diameters of 150mm, 200mm, and 300mm, with Steel cased bottom driven mini displacement piles are 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, 168mm, 193mm, 220mm, 273mm, 323mm.
- Smaller sites with limited access
- Environmentally sensitive sites
- House extensions
- Conservatory base projects
- Detached building plots
Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) Piling
Installed in diameters of 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 450mm, 500mm, and 600mm.
- Large open sites with unstable ground
- Supports and strengthens foundations using concrete injection methods and auger
- Quietest form of Piling – ideal for noise-sensitive sites
Available in a range of lengths and sizes with working loads in excess of 400-500kN.
- Sites with restricted access
- Those with a tight budget
- Restricted construction times – uses quick and efficient installation
- Keeping labour costs down
- Ideal for underpinning work and support brackets
- Keeping waste to a minimum
Grundomat Driven Piles
Available diameters: 100mm, 150mm and 165mm with SWL of up to 130kN.
- Those needing a highly effective and flexible piling solution
- Sites with restricted access such as railway embankments or conservatories
- Noise sensitive locations – minimal vibration
- Residential area projects such as home extensions and conservatories
Contiguous Piled Retaining Wall
Installed approximately 50mm to 100mm apart, subject to ground conditions. Each pile is connected together by a reinforced concrete ground beam on top.
- Ground stabilisation
- Maintaining adjoining properties
- Strengthening foundations
Whether you need extra support for your big or small project, hiring the best Mini Piling specialists around will ensure you build foundations that will last a lifetime and beyond.