|CONCRETE PRESSED PILINGS
Ideal usage: For homes that are built on plastic clay soils.
This type of soil is very pliable and is highly affected by water,
or the lack of water.
Description: Concrete Pressed pilings are 6 inches in diameter.
They must be forced down into the ground with pressure. This means
that soils must be able to flow out of the path of a piling at its
tip. Concrete pilings are made of sections that are stacked on top
of each other, so they must be reinforced with rigid steel bars.
These steel bars keep the pilings straight during installation and
strengthen the concrete. Because the materials costs for concrete
pilings are lower than the materials costs for steel pilings, it
makes sense to use concrete pilings if the soils are suitable.