Ductile Pile

The Bauer ductile pile is a simple, fast and highly effective deep foundation system. The industrially pre-fabricated piles from high-strength ductile cast iron guarantee high quality and a safe foundation. To install the foundation the pile sections are joined to a pile shaft of any length without using special tools and then driven into the soil. Depending on prevailing soil conditions, the pile is constructed either as end-bearing or as skin friction pile.

The piles can be installed on site almost vibration free by using a hydraulic rapid impact hammer. Depending on how much load has to be transferred different pipe diameters with the relevant wall thicknesses are available for the pile installation.

The Bauer ductile pile is an uncomplicated and economic solution for all foundation problems which can occur at the construction of buildings, bridges, dams and pipe lines.

Types of Construction Method

The Bauer ductile pile can be installed as end-bearing pile if there are sufficient solid soil layers in an economically reachable depth. The end-bearing version is terribly simple. The individual pile sections are joint together without any special tools and lowered to the relevant depth. Thus the pile is set directly on the solid soil layer and can immediately take the load. So, the load is transferred via the inner bearing capacity. 

If it is not possible to reach a sufficiently solid soil layer due to economic reasons the Bauer ductile pile is installed as skin friction pile. The process is similar to the installation of the end-bearing pile. The only difference is that concrete is pumped through the pile while it is driven into the soil and it flows out at the pile bottom. Thus a pile with consistent concrete wrapping is formed. Here the load is transferred via the skin area.


Further interesting information