We are currently the only contractor providing a complete solution to ‘hybrid’ sites where more than one method is required due to the ground or loading conditions. Our integrated design philosophy means that we consider a site or a building holistically for optimum technique usage to produce the most economic design. Installation can also be carried out using the same rig and crew saving the cost of bringing other rigs to site and time in the induction of new crews.
The techniques we provide each offer other advantages. All techniques we offer are displacement methods producing no arisings which incur disposal costs. Precast concrete, steel tubes and stone columns require no curing time and are ready to load immediately after installation. In the case of precast concrete and steel tubes the rig carries out the dynamic testing during installation negating the cost and time involved in static load testing. Precast and steel tubes can also be driven to resistance to accommodate varying ground conditions incurring less waste.
Stone columns are installed very quickly, are tested using the latest data logging equipment prior to our demobilisation, and can use suitably graded recycled aggregate or crushed concrete. They are a ground improvement technique to improve the load bearing capacity and reduce the settlement of the soil.