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BEARING PILES: HPILE

BEARING PILES
Structural element, a post or pile, which transfers the weight of a
foundation to soil that can support it.
Ideal for foundations of complex structures or where ground
conditions are not easily penetrable.
Used in construction of highways, bridges, marine structures,
commercial buildings, apartment complexes and more.
Multiple different bearing piles, including h-piling, which range in
depth, size and reinforcement.

WHAT IS H-PILE?
Structural beams used in
various industries for deep
foundation applications
Because most top-surface
layers of soil do not have the
ability to support the
construction of large
structures, H-piling was
specifically designed to
transfer weight to soils
deeper in the Earth capable
of supporting the structure.
Driven into the ground with
a pile driver

H-PILE SPLICES
Implemented to help align H-piles.
Eliminate need for full penetration weld saving time during
driving.
Provide additional weld area when splicing H-pile.
Allow for additional welding to be completed at a later time
without delaying crew and construction.

H-PILE POINTS
The tip of H-pile that prevents damage during driving.
Able to drive through difficult soil conditions resulting in a deeper
setting of the H-piling.
Absorb most of the impact.
H-pile with points prevent re-designing or extracting of the beams
that could be damaged by rough soil and ground conditions
saving time, money and resources.

CHARACTERISTICS OF H-PILE
Strength H-piling was designed to be driven into soil that would
be difficult for other piling to penetrate including dense or waterbearing sand, and gravel.
Durability Ideal for the construction of structures in areas known
for earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Environmentally Friendly Used in test piles to confirm strength
and can be extracted, recycled and reused afterwards.
Versatile H-piling can be shortened or lengthened on site to
ensure the best fit for any application

ADVANTAGES OF UTILIZING
H-PILING
Minimally displaces
and/or disturbs the
surrounding ground
ideal for urban areas or
areas where moving the
surrounding ground
would cause problems
for nearby structures.
Easy to handle and
transport.
Reduce amount of time
for construction and the

CONTINUED
Easy to extract.
High penetration creates high tension loads.
Help avoid problems with water pressure or the collapsing of soils.
H-piles have a small perimeter which reduce the effect of negative
friction.

DISADVANTAGES OF
UTILIZING H-PILING
During driving, H-pile can slightly bend on its weak axis
H-pile that is driven into loose sand may not achieve enough
resistance because the sand does not compact around the beams
ideally.
Will corrode over time.
Can be relatively expensive upfront.

CONTACT US
J.D. Fields & Company., Inc
55 Waugh Dr, Suite 1250
Houston, TX, USA, 77007
Ph: 281-558-7199
Fax: 281-870-9918
Email ID: jayfields@jdfields.com
Website: jdfields.com