Most of the world’s deepest foundations use piling as the principle technique but why? Essentially this comes down to the incredible strength most concrete piles have. The piles are drilled down to the desired depth and often reinforced with steel frames. This results in an incredibly strong structure and one that can withstand high winds and even natural disasters such as earthquakes. This is why you can often find piling foundations in areas that are particularly prone to tectonic disturbances. In fact, piling foundations are so strong that they can even support skyscrapers which are built in the uneven sandy landscapes of the Middle East.
In fact, this attribute brings us nicely to the first building on our list. You probably know the Burg Khalifa as the world’s tallest building and you would be right in this assumption. The famous skyscraper is a mind-blowing 828 metres tall which makes it comfortably the tallest man-made structure on the planet. The concrete piles which make up the building’s foundations are quite incredibly a staggering 164 feet deep.
These identical buildings in Malaysia were at one stage the tallest buildings on the planet and are famous for the sky bridge which connects the two structures at a dizzying 588 feet. The foundations use concrete piles to deal with the earthquake risk in the country. The piles are a staggering 400 feet deep making them the deepest in the world and incredibly capable of dealing with the risk of natural disaster.
Certainly, pile foundations are some of the strongest in the world and will certainly be capable of securing your new build or extension. If you’re thinking about piling foundations for your next building project then here at Below Ground we can help. We have many years of experience in the industry and will be able to guide you through the entire process step by step. We pride ourselves on ensuring that you feel listened to and the project is completed to the highest standard possible. So, make sure you contact us today to speak with our friendly and dedicated team!