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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Drilled Piers


Drilled piers are already common deep foundation systems for bridges, oil platforms, lighthouses and other structures with extremely heavy loads. With excellent base and side resistance plus good distribution of axial and lateral loads, this type of deep foundation system makes it ideal for heavy applications. Advantages and disadvantages of drilled…

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Auger Safety: How To Stay Safe While Operating An Auger


Augers can pose some of the most deadly threats to personnel on construction sites. The rapidly spinning auger head can fling rocks, gravel and dirt. Personnel close to the hole could encounter extracted which could cause serious injury. Indeed, according to Farmsafe, there are 1 death and 16 worker’s compensation claims…

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