H-Piles are often driven into the earth and used for deep foundations to support constructions like bridges and buildings, in commercial construction. They’re also used for: heavy highway, public works, marine, and industrial uses. Due to their durability, they could be used for driving in ground conditions that other piling would have trouble penetrating. H-Piles are also generally used for “soldier pile and lagging” construction where steel piles and timber are used for earth retention.
Soldier Lagging & Piles
Soldier piles and lagging is an earth retention technique that retains land, using steel piles that are perpendicular with horizontal lagging. Commonly, H- driven or piles are drilled at regular intervals along the planned excavation margin. The lagging transfers it to the piles and effectively resists the load of the soil that is retained. The walls can be designed as cantilever walls, or receive additional lateral support from anchors or bracing. The technique was used to supply support for many excavations.
H-Piles for foundation uses that are deep
H-Piles are designed for deep foundation applications. These piles are made to transfer structural loads away from surface soils, which do not have large buildings to be supported by the mechanical properites, to deeper bearing strata lands.
The H-pile contour is the most effective to transfer load bearing through the pile to the point. H-piles are most often used in stone or dense soils where no piling system is better for offering pile resistance at the tip for point bearing capacity.
H pile setup with a pile driver
A pile driver is a mechanical device used to drive piles (poles) into soil to supply foundation support for buildings or other structures. The term is also used in reference to members of the construction crew that work with pile-driving rigs.
One traditional kind of pile driver comprises a heavy weight put between guides so it is capable to slide up and down in just one line. It’s put above a pile (pole). The weight is raised, which may include the use of hydraulics, steam, diesel, or manual labour. It’s subsequently released when the weight reaches its maximum point and smashes on to the pile in order to drive it into the ground.
H-Pile Splicers are used to help with alignment of H-Piles. Splicers also significantly supply an added weld area when splicing. The time required to make the H-Pile splices can equal or exceed pile driving time. Stack Splicers greatly reduce splicing time in two ways. First, H-Pile alignment is quick and easy as the splice additionally serves as the welding template. Second, welding time is greatly reduced — often by up to 75% as only a fraction of the weld is required.