Driven piles can be made from timber or concrete, and are quick to install, but can be noisy and cause vibration. Bored concrete piers involve boring a hole and pouring concrete in, making them less noisy and produce less vibration.
How deep do piles need to go? There’s no definitive answer to this question. While the minimum depth is usually 3m, there are plenty of exceptions. The consistency of the soil and the vertical load are important in determining the required depth.
Foundation construction experts often get asked, ‘Can you build a house on screw piles?’ And the answer is, yes. This approach is cost effective, can be built on any type of soil, and on locations with limited access