Pile Driving

Ground & Pound Contracting are experts in pile driving. We are licensed foundations specialists under the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme (LBP). This means we have been assessed as technically competent and sufficiently experienced to undertake your restricted building work.

Driven piles are structural columns that are driven into the ground to form foundation structures. Our driven piles are installed by using either impact hammers or vibratory hammers. Ground & Pound Contracting have a range of piling attachments and pile drivers, so we are confident that we have the capabilities to get your pile driving project up out of the ground quickly, efficiently and economically.

Our piling rigs for driving piles are attached to a standard excavator, which allows us to work on challenging sites and those with difficult or limited access.

We are able to pile drive:

  • Timber piles from 150mm up to 350mm SED
  • Steel beams of varying lengths and widths
  • Pre-cast concrete piles

For convenience, our customers usually ask us to supply poles and other necessary materials for the job, but you are free to source these materials yourself.

Timber driven piles are generally the most cost effective option for deep foundations. Driven piles are particularly suited to very soft or wet ground conditions. Driven piles are also the preferred option for marine use, such as boardwalks, piers and wharves.

Driven piles (whether timber, steel, or concrete) tend to be the more environmentally friendly option because there is no removal of spoil. Therefore pile driving is particularly suited to sites of conservation importance or environmentally sensitive sites.

We install driven piles for house foundations, commercial foundations, accessways, retaining walls, boardwalks, piers and wharves, minor bridges, wind breaks and signage poles.

Driving steel H piles for a retaining wall.

Pile driving H piles for a retaining wall.

Driving 7 metre 200 SED piles for a house foundation.

Pile driving 7 metre 200 SED piles for a house foundation.

Driving 9 metre 250 SED piles, for a school gym.

Driving 9 metre 250 SED piles, for a school gym.

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