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Let us talk about pipe piling

Pipes and tubes are well known to be used in various industries and applications. Our black steel pipe can be used for piling, road boring, caissons, floating docks and so on. What is pipe piling? Actually, pipe piling is a structural building material used to support and stabilize a building’s foundation. For example, the soil may not offer enough strength to keep the building stable over time with loosely structure. If the soil structure is tightly, it can also distribute the weight of the building deeper into the earth. According to the above context, do you know when to choose a pipe piling in construction industry? If standard soil cannot offer adequate support, a pipe piling may be required.

What is made of pipe piling? As you know, most forms of pipe piling consist of heavy-duty steel pipes with zinc coating such as pre galvanized steel pipe to increase moisture and corrosion-resistance. An open-ended pipe is often used under the circumstance that a standard level of support is required. Of course, we often need additional support, then these pipes are required to be capped with steel plates to form close-ended pilings. Deeper foundations is very important in ways that achieve sufficient ground stability.

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Do you know how to drive piles into the ground? There is a kind of large machine known as pile driver containing hydraulic systems. The hydraulic system of a pile driver can exert high levels of force to drive the piles into the ground. We can talk about more details about the operation procession. At first, we should push forward the piles into the soil directly without drilling holes. The piles can get the support from the displaced soil with the friction and pressure around the pile. Each pipe piling must be carefully chosen on the basis of building forces, soil conditions as well as local building codes. For example, cold rolled steel pipe and hot rolled steel pipe varies in different conditions. We can test the soil to determine which piles are appropriate. If a single pipe is not long enough to reach desired depth, piles may be joined together using butt welds or splicing sleeves.

Various location have different building loads which should be evenly distributed, steel pipe supplier should make a recommendation to purchaser for reference. Installers may use a concrete pile cap to support the building, which allows the pipe pilings to be equally spaced. All these components can be a part of a large foundation system.

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