Driven Piles are deep foundation elements driven to a design depth to resist compressive, uplift and lateral loads.

Common Uses

  • Support structures
  • Provide earth retention

Technical Details

Driven piles can be made of timber, pre-cast concrete, steel H-piles, steel sheet piles, or pipe piles. In some cases, pre-drilling may be necessary in dense soil to allow the pile to reach design depth. Driven Piles are a good foundation choice when you have very thick layers of soft soil and/or a high-water table that would be problematic for a traditional drilled pile. They can be installed in one length or spliced for extremely deep piles. This technique has been used to support buildings, tanks, modules, process equipment, pipe racks, bridges and other structures.