Considerations When Using Drilled Shaft Construction

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.

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What is Pier Drilling and what are the Advantages?

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?”