Driven Pile Installation in Sacramento
Long-Lasting Foundation Solutions
Are you an architect or engineer in Sacramento looking for durable foundation support? Driven piles are ideal for securing and supporting heavy loads when the surface soil isn’t strong enough. At NorCal Ram Jack, we offer driven piles (or steel push piers) to underpin distressed foundations on commercial and residential properties.
Our highly trained team can install steel push piers with state-of-the-art hydraulic cylinders. Each pier is load tested during installation using a pressure gauge with the addition of each pile. Driven piles are typically used when the topsoil is in poor condition and requires extra support. This system is also utilized in conjunction with other foundation attachment brackets for further structural balance.
How Do Driven Piles Work?
Driven piles are prefabricated components that help transfer loads from surface soil to deeper load-bearing soil. This system can be steel, concrete, or timber, depending on the manufacturer and the specific structure it’s supporting. Typically used for low-rise buildings or bridges, push piers are driven into the soil until resistance indicates the pier is established on an adequately hard layer. We employ advanced equipment that requires very little evacuation and soil disturbance.
The Pros of Steel Push Piers
With very few limitations, driven piles have always been an ideal system to help support medium to heavy loads.
In fact, the benefits of driven piles include the following:
- Less labor-intensive, requiring fewer technicians during the installation and saving you time and money
- Can be installed on an incline to support lateral loads
- Easy to identify flaws or errors in the material before installation
While push piers can be created using various elements, steel is the preferred material because it’s readily available and versatile. The only potential problem with steel is that it tends to corrode over time. However, because steel push piers are driven deep into the ground, the oxygen levels are deficient, making corrosion a non-issue when this system is installed correctly. For additional corrosion protection, our deep-driven piles are coated with polyethylene copolymer-based thermoplastic powder.
Call (888) 900-0659 to get in touch with our driven piles system technicians in Sacramento today.