MAXIMISE YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOOTPRINT WITH BORED PIERS
Image: Basement construction at Orrong Road, Toorak residence
Photo Credit: Concrete Logic Integrated Solutions
With urban renewal precincts on the rise in major cities the requirement to maximise the construction foot print on a relatively small urban block is paramount in realising the maximum value of the space.
Boundary to boundary and basement construction are generally the best ways to gain maximum value of space and bored piers are the preferred method of pile retaining walls to achieve this goal.
The bored piers method is essentially drilling holes into the ground to at least twice the depth of the required excavation depth and filling the holes with reinforced concrete.
Image: Retaining walls at Rosanna residence
Photo Credit: Pascon Group
Bored piers are the most viable solution as a method of pile retaining walls for boundary construction because they:
Act as a temporary retaining system to allow excavation of a site
Can be utilised as the permanent retaining structure with a shotcrete wall sprayed over them
Provide protection works to adjoining structures during the excavation and construction process; and
Provide an underpinning system which will provide permanent support.
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