What Is A Concrete Casing? How Is It Used?


Steel and concrete casing and liners play a crucial role in the construction of drilled shafts. Casings are tubes that are usually made of steel and that are joined by welding, or, in some cases, bolting. Liners are most often made from rolled metal plate, but are sometimes made from plastic…

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How To Select The Right Auger Bit For Your Job


In the world of construction it can often be a complex task choosing the right equipment to use for your project. There are constantly new pieces of machinery available to buy, new processes demanded by engineers and new possibilities available as work commences in new locations. All of these innovations require…

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Choosing Your Mini Excavator Auger Drive


A mini excavator auger drive can make a very effective attachment to your equipment when you need to plant trees or fence posts or drill to install foundations. Before buying a mini excavator auger for sale, there are a few things you need to know before purchasing the equipment. Most importantly,…

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The Method of Installing Pile Foundations


Pile foundations are defined as a series of columns constructed or inserted into the ground to transmit loads to a lower level of subsoil. A pile is a long cylinder made up of a strong material, such as concrete. Piles transfer the loads from structures to hard strata, rocks, or soil…

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The Benefits of Horizontal Boring


Horizontal boring, sometimes referred to as directional boring, horizontal directional drilling, slant drilling or deviated drilling is a method of laterally drilling holes in rock from a vertical well hole. In the oil and gas industry, horizontal boring involves drilling wells through a zone of oil or gas-bearing rock at angles…

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General Safety Considerations in Foundation Drilling


Hazard assessment and analysis is essential before starting a drilling and geotechnical project. Aside from the possible instability on and under the ground, the weight of people, trucks and equipment as well as their movement and vibration might result in a catastrophe if there were no safety precautions in place. General…

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