Pin pilings are small diameter pipe piling, varying from 3 to 6 inches in diameter that are driven into the substrate, usually to the point of rejection. On average, pin piles are utilized on projects entailing lighter load bearing capacities (under 7 Tons). Coastal Foundation Solutions exclusively employs Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel pipes due to our high degree of salt moisture and poor soil composition in Southwest Florida.
These smaller piles are an inexpensive product and methodology to prevent numerous foundation settlement issues on both existing seawalls and new foundation structures. Pin piles may also be deployed to prevent homes from settling, by using them as underpinning piling.
Coastal Foundation Solutions routinely utilize these miniature piling to bolster bases of existing seawalls whose toe/bottoms have insufficient penetration into substrate. We possess specialized equipment to drive the pin piling into bedrock if essential.
In other marine applications, they are installed internally within a larger diameter hollow piling, to provide additional lateral stability. They are deployed predominately as a additional element for our batter piling projects.
CFS is a certified helical pile installer that meets the highest quality construction standards. For twenty years, construction and engineering professionals have relied on Coastal Foundation Solutions to solve all their soil stabilization and marine anchoring dilemmas. Our team problem-solving experience creates greater peace of mind for our clients and their customers.
Benefits Of Pin Piles Include
- Economical costs
- Minimal site disturbance
- Variable pipe length
- Ease of installation without a need for heavy equipment/low access applications
Key Support Elements
- Provide additional foundation capacity to mats and footings with low bearing capacity
- Provide lateral retention and vertical underpinning
- Additional load capacity to allow for structure additions
Use Case Scenarios
- Home additions
- Support for distressed structures (catastrophic events, worn piles, etc.)
- Light commercial load distribution
- Foundation repair