The foundation is the foundation, a priority task at the initial stage of construction of any object, from a garage to a country mansion. Acting as a guarantor of a long service life and reliability of a building, the foundation requires the obligatory participation of specialists, from surveyors and engineers to builders.
Traditional "concrete" options, especially with digging pits, in parallel require serious financial investments, huge labor costs, time required for shrinkage and complete solidification of materials. Therefore, more and more, future property owners are considering alternative options. For example, a foundation on piles.
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Applications and types of foundation piles
Despite the simplicity of the design, consisting of a metal pipe covered with an anti-corrosion material, as well as blades for deepening and fixing in the ground, piles can be different.
The main distinguishing criterion is the barrel diameter. The thinnest piles, up to 60 mm in diameter, are used in the construction of small one-story buildings or terraces. A slightly larger diameter (~ 90 mm) is used for the construction of garages and light frame houses.
Piles with a diameter of 160-220 are already used for the construction of houses, and not only timber, but also bricks. Piles with a vertical load of up to 50 tons and a diameter of 325 mm make it possible to erect even more solid buildings.
Benefits of a pile foundation
Please note that in order to determine the optimal type of foundation for your building and in the conditions of a specific soil, you need to contact a specialist. A mistake at this stage can lead to the collapse of the building and other sad consequences.
The need for thorough research, surveys and calculations at the initial stage in order to avoid shrinkage is an important requirement when choosing a pile foundation. Now let's dwell on the pros.
Firstly, piles can be installed in different soils, and in frozen soil, that is, all year round. For sloped areas, this is also an affordable solution.
Secondly, the period of installation of the pile structure is minimal in comparison with concrete counterparts. In the case of relatively simple projects, specialists cope without connecting bulky construction equipment.
Thirdly, in most cases, the foundation on piles turns out to be not only practical, but also financially affordable solution. It is cheaper than concrete counterparts, especially if the latter requires digging trenches and holes.
Finally, for all its advantages, the pile foundation is durable and reliable so much that specialized companies that manufacture and install piles often give a long-term guarantee on the foundations - 20-30 years or more.