Driven Piles are installed using impact or vibration hammers to a design depth or resistance.
- Provide structural support
- Provide earth retention
If penetration of dense soil is required, pre-drilling may be required for the pile to reach the design depth. Types include timber, pre-cast concrete, steel H-piles, steel sheet piles and pipe piles. The finished foundation element is designed to resist compressive, uplift, and/or lateral loads. Driven piles can be used to provide lateral support for earth retention walls. Steel sheet piles and soldier piles are the most common type of driven piles for this application.