A Bored pile is a type of reinforced concrete pile, which is used to support structures producing heavy vertical loads. A Bored pile is a cast in place concrete pile where the bored piles have to be cast on the construction site.
LTS has the capacity to drill anything from 450mm diameter up to 2000mm diameter, down the 30 meters in depth, in all kinds of strata.
One of the key advantages of a bored pile system us that it won't produce a lot of vibration and the noise level is also reduced when compared to traditional piling systems.
Bored Pile Advantages
The main advantages of bored piles or drilled shafts over conventional footings or other types of piles are:
- Piles of variable lengths can be extended through soft compressible or swelling soils, into suitable bearing material.
- Large excavations and subsequent backfill are minimised.
- Less disruption to adjacent soil.
- Absence of vibration will not disturb adjacent piles or structures.
- Extremely high capacity caissons can be obtained by expanding the base of the shaft up to three times the shaft diameter, thus eliminating construction of caps over multiple pile groups.
- For many design situations, bored piles offer higher capacities with potentially better economics than driven piles.