Foundations vary in structure relative to the depth to which the foundation must be established in the ground. Small structures might only require a shallow foundation, which involves excavating between three and eight feet into the ground, before pouring a concrete footing by an expert Bay Area foundation drilling company.
To avoid any injuries, damage to utilities, and or interruption of service, it is necessary to locate where these Utilities before beginning any excavation work. Here are some tips on the process.
How to Locate and Identify Underground Utilities
Many public utilities have underground piping which is used to deliver services to all the residents and businesses of a given community. To avoid any injuries, damage to utilities, and or interruption of service, it is necessary to locate where these Utilities before beginning any excavation work. There are some hefty fines which can be levied against individuals or companies who damage utility lines.
An expert Bay Area foundation drilling company explains the benefits of caisson drilling in building a solid foundation.
Learn More About Bay Area Foundation Drilling Below
The most critical part of constructing any structure is building a solid and reliable foundation. Without a stable foundation, any structure can experience cracks, water leaks, and other compromising and deteriorating events. For smaller structures, a foundation can be constructed by digging or trenching. For larger structures with significantly heavier loads to bear, a strong foundation may need to be constructed using drilling. That will require the experience of a professional Bay Area foundation drilling company.
For any structure to endure, it must be built on a strong foundation. A Bay Area foundation drilling company looks at different ways to support the foundation.
The Difference Between Helical Piers and Push Piers
For any structure to endure, it must be built on a strong foundation. The foundation supports the load of the entire structure, protects ground moisture from compromising the structure, and keeps the structure standing solidly in the face of nature’s whims. Yet, the foundation itself or the structure may require support. That’s when Bay Area pier drilling comes in to install helical piers or push piers for the support, strength, and stability required.
A drilled pier is a deep foundation solution. It is also referred to as a drilled shaft, caisson, bored pile, or cast-in-drilled-hole pile. Learn more in this article.
Wondering About Pier Drilling?
It is true that without a strong and well-built foundation, no structure can stand. No matter the building’s purpose, size or even beauty, the unseen foundation elements are most critical to an enduring structure.
Pier drilling in the Bay Area makes it possible to install very deep, large-diameter shafts in many subsurface conditions, resulting in highly reliable foundation construction results.
Consider These Factors When Drilling
Drilled shafts are deep foundation solutions used to support large structural loads. Also called drilled piers, caissons or bored piles, drilled shafts involve excavating soil, creating a cylindrical shaft, placing reinforcing steel in the shaft and filling the space with concrete. Drilling of this type goes back to the early twentieth century, so it is a long-established practice that has now become more common as faster and more dependable excavation techniques are being required. Pier drilling in the Bay Area makes it possible to install very deep, large-diameter shafts in many subsurface conditions, resulting in highly reliable foundation construction results.
Concrete is one of our most common building materials. It comes in various forms depending on the job, but is incredibly versatile and with proper care can last decades.
Concrete a Foundational Material in Construction Work
Concrete and cement are often used interchangeably, but they are different. Continue reading “How Do We Use Concrete in Landscaping and Building Construction?”
Lassiter recently completed a pier drilling project for a new solar panel array above a parking lot. (See our Instagram profile for clips of the work.) We drilled the holes and constructed the concrete forms for the stanchions on which the solar panels would be installed.
Pier Drilling for Bay Area Solar Panel Installations
Pier drilling is a method used for drilling deep holes or shafts in the earth to construct the concrete foundations that this solar panel installation and similar projects need. Continue reading “What is Pier Drilling and what are the Advantages?”
We are pleased to announce that Lassiter Excavating, Inc. has completed the training and met the qualifications for the PG&E Operator Qualification (OQ) that allows us to operate as a contractor on jobs that involve PG&E facilities.
PG&E Now Requires Operator Qualification to Work on Their Facilities
Contractors and project owners are invited to view our certificate, which contains a QR code that opens the record of our completion of all the training requirements:
Your foundation supports your entire home. Inspect it annually for cracks and other damage.
With the Northern California winter season arriving in October, as a homeowner you should take some steps to prepare your foundation to survive the colder, wetter weather. Your foundation is quite literally the base for your home’s entire structure, supporting everything inside your home. Make it an annual habit to review where your foundation stands and how the stress of winter rains and water flow may impact it.
Make a visual inspection