Pile driving is essential to building a long-lasting, solid foundation. Our experience extends across a range of industries, some of which include Engineering, Municipal, Marine and Shoreline Enhancement, Commercial and Residential.
Whether the job calls for foundation or sheet pile driving services, it's important to note that we have the state of the art machinery that allows us to drive wood, steel sheet, H pipe and hollow steel pilings deep into the ground. We can also perform rock boring, which allows for steel pile driving into the most dense hard rock material.
Piling Foundation Overview
What is Piling?
So, what is piling? Piling is the process of drilling foundations through to the underground to obtain more structural strength to the weak soil beneath. This process prepares the ground to support the weight of the structure above. These structures can include a new home, road, or industrial building.
Piling foundation strategies will depend on the type of building in question, the condition of the soil, and the type of foundation your commercial, industrial, or residential building has. There are many different foundation materials available to use, however pilings are the most common. Below, we will cover pile foundations and foundation repair services in more detail and what you need to know.
Overview of Foundation Pilings
Pilings vs Piers: Pilings are an important aspect of foundation repair and construction. To compare, piling foundation installation works the same way that piers do with pier and beam foundation. However, there are a few differences to note when it comes to piers and pilings. The team at Radtke Contractors constructs piers in place, however we construct pilings off-site. In addition, we will fabricate your pier from either wood, brick, or concrete - meanwhile, pilings are made from concrete and steel.
Piling Configurations: In addition, pilings come in a number of different configurations. We use concrete pilings the most. Concrete pilings are cylindrical in shape. Another common configuration for pilings is steel. Steel pilings can be found as either cylindrical, square, or H-and X-shapes. There are also hollow pilings, which can be filled with concrete to improve their strength, (although they may also be used independently.)
Piling Installation: We install pilings depending on the space that is available. In addition, during the installation, we will also factor in the piling size. Our team will drive larger pilings with large diesel hammers, although static installation is preferred for foundation repair applications. In cases like these, we will install the piles in small sections, driving them into the ground via a jack. The deeper the pilings are pushed into the ground, the sooner they reach soil that is stable. This soil can support the weight of the building. (This is known as the point of refusal.) Once the pilings reach this point, the pile will be ready to support the weight of the structure above.
Professional Foundation Piling Companies
Looking for a foundation piling company in your area? Radtke Contractors is your source for professional foundation piling services. We are among the most reliable foundation piling companies around. Based in Winneconne, WI, our company has proudly served clients since our beginnings in 1965. Radtke Contractors was founded by Robert and Muriel Radtke, who strongly believed in three fundamental values: discipline, responsibility, and family.
Today, we still carry those same values. We educate and train our employees to align with our vision so that we always deliver on the quality we promise to our customers and the community.
Contact Our Foundation Piling Contractors
Pile driving should be left to our expert piling contractors! If you want to learn more information about concrete or steel pressed pilings, please reach out to the piling foundation installation and repair professionals at Radtke Contractors. Our team specializes in all types of residential and commercial foundation. These include piling installation, pier foundations, beam foundations, mudjacking, and drainage correction alike.
Pile driving should be left to the experts. Trust in Radtke to utilize several decades of experience to get the job done right. For additional information, questions or a consultation, contact us today!