Driven piles are deep foundation elements driven to a design depth or resistance. If penetration of dense soil is required, predrilling may be required for the pile to penetrate to the design depth. Types include timber, pre-cast concrete, steel H-piles, and pipe piles. The finished foundation element resists compressive, uplift and lateral loads. The technique has been used to support buildings, tanks, towers and bridges. Driven piles can also be used to provide lateral support for earth retention walls. Steel sheet piles and soldier piles are the most common type of driven piles for this application.
This technique is available in most areas through either Hayward Baker or sister Keller companies. Contact your local Hayward Baker office for more information.