What Is Bored Piles

Written by Harry Lee Under Bored Pile, Piling

Bored pile is another type of reinforced concrete pile which is used to support high building which has heavy vertical load. Bored pile is a cast-in-place concrete pile where the bored piles have to be cast on construction site, while other concrete piles like Spun Pile and Reinforced Concrete Square Pile are precast concrete pile which they’re cast in the factory.

Normally bored piling has be to carried on those tall buildings or massive industrial complexes, which require foundations which can bear the load of thousands of tons, most probably in unstable or difficult soil conditions. Bored piling is cast by using bored piling machine which has specially designed drilling tools, buckets and grabs, it’s used to remove the soil and rock. Normally it can be drilling into 50metres depth of soil. The advantage of bored piling is its’ drilling method, little vibration and lower noise level.

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The drilling method is depending on the condition of soil, piling contractor has to do soil investigation and decide which drilling technology has to be carried on. Piling contractor decide the correct drilling technology and minimize disturbance of the surrounding soil. For cohesionless soils such as sands, gravels, silts etc, whether it’s under the water table or not, the pile bore hole must be supported using steel casing or stabilizing muds such as bentonite suspension. After these, reinforcement bar will be put into the bore hole and concrete will be poured into the bore hole.

Bored Piling

Bored piling is popular to be used in construction as a foundation especially for bridge work and tall building as well. Bored piling work has to be done by specialist bored piling contractor, normal piling contractor can’t be done without experience and knowledge about bored piles.


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. adonis r. bio
    November 6, 2010
    10:51 am #comment-1

    it is possible to used bored pile offshore or what is the methodology in bored pilling ofshore

    March 3, 2011
    10:18 pm #comment-2

    This bored piling machines very strong and heavy. Thank you from fore kazik.

  3. sanjay
    June 2, 2011
    6:08 pm #comment-3

    Bore pile without any water circulation.
    Is it possible?
    Detail pls.

  4. susie
    June 6, 2011
    4:01 pm #comment-4

    kindly advise where can we take this course in Singapore.

  5. ecah
    December 31, 2011
    1:37 am #comment-5

    mcm mne nak thu rotary bored pile method with diagram n then have label also?please..as soon as possible.

  6. Faeisool
    June 12, 2012
    3:57 pm #comment-6

    please send me an ifo regarding bore piling in construction now a days. It can helpful me in monitoring activity at site. tq

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