The Benefits Of Driven Piles

Driven piles can be installed by impact hammering or various other methods that involve pushing them into the ground. The purpose of a driven pile is to support and resist forces, so a structure can remain sturdy once built. Here are the benefits of using driven piles in construction.

Why Use Driven Piles

Cheaper Option

Driven piles are a very cost-effective deep foundation solution. With static or dynamic pile testing you can figure out the capacity of a pile which can then be amended to create the exact capacity needed for a project and decrease the cost of the foundation. By conducting these tests you can figure out the appropriate bearing capacity too, so you don’t need to waste money on resources to prevent project failure.

Super Versatile

Driven piles are extremely versatile, you can pick a pile that matches your site conditions, budget and particular needs. A driven pile can be made from wood, concrete or steel so it suits a range of surfaces. Therefore, you can reliably achieve uniform minimum capacity in a variety of site conditions. As a result, driven piles can be installed to match the requirements of a specific environment. For example, some sites may need a minimum blow count per unit penetration.  Plus, driven piles can be shortened in length or spliced to become longer which can aid with penetration requirements and improve contact with the ground. Furthermore, driven piles are adaptable to unique site conditions and restrictions. They can be used with water and do not require any special casings to work properly. Not to mention, there is no risk of delays deriving from curing concrete. A driven pile in water can be used straight away to quicken the construction procedure as well as being incorporated into a bent structure such as bridges and peers.


Driven piles are a high-quality and reliable product for a variety of subsurface conditions. A driven pile is made from strong materials and goes through extensive quality control before it is used in construction. Even once they are installed, driven piles maintain their shape, do not bulge in soft soil conditions and are not damaged by installing more piles. 

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