Franki Pile – Definition – Applications – Advantages & Disadvantages

While you’re discussing about different types of pile foundation, it is important to know about Franki Pile. A pile is a long, slender member which is used to transfer the load of building to a suitable bearing stratum and provide overall support to the structure. A pile foundation is more common foundation nowadays. This type … Read more

High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing by Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA)

High strain dynamic testing is a method of testing deep foundations to obtain information about their capacity and integrity, and in some cases, to monitor their installation. It is codified by ASTM D4945-12 – Standard Test Method for High-Strain Dynamic Testing of Piles.High strain dynamic testing is called dynamic pile monitoring when it is applied … Read more

Pile Foundation Construction Procedure

We have already defined the pile foundation, its type and importance in case of low bearing ground conditions. But this post will mainly deal about the procedures and steps that are undertaken for the construction of pile foundation. Pile foundation construction procedure is not simple as it involves heavy machinery at times and requires fair … Read more

Difference between End Bearing Piles and Skin Friction Piles.

Deep foundation especially pile foundation is best suited and mostly used for a low bearing and bad textured soil or for the heavy load structures. Bearing capacity is the deciding factor for the geotechnical design of foundation. Bearing capacity of soil is defined as load bearing capacity of the soil without having different settlement as … Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cast in Situ Concrete Piles

Cast In Situ is a term meaning a construction item or structural member like a beam or in this case a Pile that is to be constructed, assembled or poured at site rather than prefabrication in a factory. Generally in cast in place or cast in situ construction concrete is transported from a batch plant … Read more