Piled walls allow for basement construction many levels below the ground. Piled retaining walls are commonly used both residentially & commercially. They can be used temporarily & permanently, due to their high stiffness retaining elements, whilst causing minimal disturbance to any surrounding, existing structures.
Advantages of Piled Retaining Walls
There are many advantages when opting for Piled Retaining Walls for engineering a structure underneath ground level:
There are a number of Piled Wall techniques available, meaning it is a suitable technique for the majority of properties.
Structures can reach as low as four stories due to a high-tolerance of verticality.
The piles can be constructed with a large diameter to increase capacity & reduce the impacts the structure has beyond the site boundary.
Piled Retaining Wall Techniques
There are a number of different piling retaining walls which can be used on a property. The most ideal for you will depend on the existing property, the type of structure you plan to engineer & the ground conditions of your property.
The main three piling methods we offer are Contiguous Pile Walls, Secant Pile Walls & King Post Walls. Geobond is able to utilise both CFA & large Diameter Piling techniques, depending on your individual requirements.
Contiguous Pile Wall
Contiguous Piled Walls are commonly used if a property has no issues with groundwater ingress. CFA or rotary bored techniques are used to install the contiguous pile walls.
Contiguous wall piling is less expensive than other pile wall methods & is also quicker to install.
Secant Pile Wall
Secant Piling tends to be more expensive & timely to install than Contiguous. Interlocking piles lock to create an impermeable piled wall which prevents groundwater from reaching the rest of the structure.
King Post Pile Walls
King Post Piled Walls can also be a less expensive option than other piled wall techniques. This technique is often used when an above-ground installation is required to provide earth retention.
Free Onsite Inspection
Should you have any queries about which Piling Wall technique is most appropriate for your property, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can review your project & help you decide which technique will give you the best results.