Thomas Drilling and Blasting has many years of experience with drilling and installing micro-piles.
Micropiles also known as minipiles are constructed using high-strength, small-diameter steel casing and/or threaded bar.
A casing is normally used and drilled to a design depth. A high strength steel reinforcing bar is placed inside the casing and grouted using high strength cement grout. The finished micropile resists compressive, uplift/tension and lateral loads. Micropile drilling methods generate minimal disturbance or vibration to adjacent structures, making micropiles an excellent underpinning alternative.
Common Uses of Micropiles:
- To provide a fast, effective alternative to more traditional underpinning methods
- Structural support of foundations new or existing
- To replace deteriorating foundation systems
- To provide extra support for structures during renovation
Micropile Engineering and Design
Thomas Drilling & Blasting can design your micropile project. Our team of registered engineers and specialists can provide complete construction plans.