Steel pipe piles

Steel pipe piles

Construction of steel pipe piles can be carried out in different ways. The most common, and most economical alternative, is to drive a steel pipe into the ground that is equipped with a shoe (a lid) at the bottom. This shoe is solid, and equipped with a stud that allows the shoe to meet the mountain in an advantageous way. Steel pipe piles are constructed through joints with surface-mounted joint sleeves, which means that the joints are joined together. A major advantage of steel pipe piles is that the work out in the field goes faster than with other piles, so it is possible to maintain a high production speed with many meters struck per shift.

The second variant of steel pipe piles is drilled steel pipes. These offer the same capacity in terms of pressure and tensile load as beaten steel pipe piles but are more expensive to install due to the production time. What speaks for this variant of steel pipe piles is that they do not require an equally favorable geotechnical technology to be able to be constructed. Since steel pipes cannot be knocked down if the ground contains blocks, stones or other difficult obstacles in the ground, drilled steel pipe piles can be a good alternative if these obstacles occur. We verify the load-bearing capacity of our steel pipe piles by shock wave measurement, or dynamic test load as it is also called.

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