Pile Type Comparison Table
Piling industry experts know how difficult it is to make blanket statements about the applicability of different driven pile types. This difficulty notwithstanding, a driven-pile design specialist has provided a resource intended to shed light on this question.
The table below presents an overview of the general applicability of the more-common driven pile types. Because of differences in many details between projects, this table is not definitive or all-inclusive. It does, however, provide an overview comparison of driven pile types and their applications.
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As a reminder, any project with over 200 piles should consider having a test program run to compare products and possible savings for the owner. Many times a combination of products matching up the structural loads to the piles is the best solution.