Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd have significant experience in Conventional Piling methods for either sheet pile or bearing pile installation.
Conventional Piling is a well established method whereby piles are pitched into a temporary works arrangement consisting of either trestles and waling beams or spud piles and waling beams to temporarily guide and secure the piles during installation.
The piles are lifted into the temporary works using a suitable crawler crane and then vibratory and percussive hammers are used to drive the piles, dependent on ground conditions.
This method of piling is particularly useful for installing piles where access is difficult, ground conditions are problematic or where strict tolerances are required. The use of the temporary works guide frame acts to restrain the pile until sufficient embedment into the ground has been achieved. Also the guiding effect from adjacent piles give better installation tolerance results than any pitch and drive pile method of installation.