Driven Piles are columns generally made from either timber, steel or concrete. Designed for various loadings in different shapes and sizes. They are classified as displacement piles and normally environmentally friendly due to no spoil removal.
Driven Piles are installed using impact hammers, vibratory hammers or drop hammers.
Driven piles can be readily tested by static or dynamic testing. Pile Driving can be very useful in soft or toxic ground conditions where a cast in situ pile may be subject to necking or corrosion issues.
Pile driving is generally a cost
effective solution for foundation stability, although due to the noise
and vibration created when driving piles, can cause concern in some
environments, especially to neighbouring buildings. Vibration monitoring
is often required in this situation.