Ground Engineering provides full range of FOUNDTION ENGINEERING SERVICES including PILE FOUNDATIONS, Land Surveying, Bored Piles, Soil Testing. We leverage our years of experience and expertise working all over India to provide effective solutions in urban as well as remote locations.
Pile Foundation ensures the safety, reliability and viability of a vertical structure. The pile foundation principle is used when the Top layer of the soil is weak and cannot support the weight of the proposed vertical structure. With the help of pile foundation, the structural engineers transfer the weight of the proposed structure to the hard layer of the soil or rock that is beneath the weak top soil layer. Pile foundations is also used in case of heavy load structure such as tall building, water tank or a bridge.
The weight is transferred with the help of a pile foundation, that has a cylinder shape and is made up of concrete and steel. The pile is inserted into the soil to reach the hard layer of the soil. The number of piles is inserted and a vertical structure is built on them. A pile foundation consists of two components. First is pile or piles and second, a cap on them. The pile foundations are classified on the basis of the material used in the making of piles, characteristics of the soil and load transmitting characteristic of the pile .
There are two kinds of pile foundation based on the load transmission characteristics, end bearing piles and friction piles. The kinds of pile foundation on the basis of material of construction are timber piles, steel piles, composite piles and concrete piles. Driven piles and bored piles are the classification done on the basis of the soil effect.