Driven Piles are the least expensive and fastest way to produce high capacity bearing elements when depth to rock is reasonable. Piles can either be driven to rock, or make use of the friction between the pile and the soil to develop the required load capacity. Friction piles are used when depth to rock is great, but there are denser soil layers at depth.
Pile can be steel h-piles, pipe piles, concrete, timber, or sheets. Sheet piles are usually driven by vibratory hammers, while other materials are driven by Diesel Hammers, or in some cases drop hammers or other special devices where warranted.
Bermingham is Canada's most experienced pile driver. We can draw on more than 50 pile hammers on rigs ranging from mini low-headroom for work inside buildings up to a 275 ton crane.
Bermingham manufactures and utilizes our own series of fuel-injected hammers boasting clean burning and a variety of sizes. Coupled with our Vertical Travel Lead System (VTL) and our Berminghammer Spotters (Kickers) our piling system promotes fast pile pickup and batter alignment. Together this gives our hammers among the highest production rates in the industry.
Bermingham has repeatedly proven its leadership in high production jobs over the decades. On one project, for a hydro utility, Bermingham installed 52.1 linear kilometres (171,000 lineal feet) of piling in 40 days.
By utilising the skills of its in-house engineering department and manufacturing facility Bermingham can meet any project challenge safely and efficiently.