Driven piles are when a steel casing is used to ensure a dry or open
pile in wet or unstable ground conditions. It is also an excellent solution
to the problem of piling in contaminated ground. Normally more economical
than CFA piles these piles are in sizes of 150mm, 220mm & 320mm.
The casing is placed into the ground in either a small pilot hole or
pre augered shallow bore depending on the ground conditions and specific
site requirements. It is then pushed into the ground using a weight
of suitable size to achieve the load capacity required. Although there
is some vibration it is more often than not considerably less than would
One of the main benefits of this method is that it creates no spoil.
Micropiling has both small and larger machines meaning most jobs can
be carried out using this method of piling.