Mini and Micro Piling
Mini piling is a common and affordable piling solution used on projects of smaller scale. It involves screwing or driving hollow steel shafts into the ground and filling them with concrete or grout in order to form piles. The diameter of mini piles and the depths they can extend to are determined by ground conditions as well as the size of the rig that can access the site.
At Limaks, we offer a full range of mini piling services, from initial advice through design to installation. We have a fleet of mini piling drill rigs that allow us to use any form of piles and drilling technique to suit the proposed scheme, tough ground conditions, and tight-access areas.
Where to use
As the name suggests, mini piles are used on projects of a smaller scale. The purpose of mini piles is to strengthen and underpin existing structures, both externally and internally. This method is most commonly used in projects with limited space, low headroom (under 2.8 metres), and difficult access, such as house extensions or conservatories.
Mini piles can bore through difficult and variable ground conditions, which makes this method a great alternative in projects where traditional piling cannot be used.
Some of most common applications are:
- new foundations for houses or extensions
- mezzanine-floor levels
- retaining walls to provide excavation support, stabilise slopes, and form new basements
- foundations for infrastructure projects such as rails and roads
Do you normally carry out a site visit?
Yes, we always visit the site prior to commencing the works. It gives us a chance to talk to you about your individual needs and to assess the mini piling requirements for your project.
How long does it take to install mini piles?
It will vary from one project to another, but it generally takes a few days to install mini piles on a typical house extension. For more detailed information, please contact us directly.
Does my conservatory need piled foundations?
In order to determine whether your conservatory requires piling, we will need to visit the site to look at the current foundations for your house and to assess the soil conditions. Please, contact us in order to arrange a free site visit.
Learn more about our expertise, foundation techniques and a full range of services we provide by downloading our brochure.