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When existing foundations need to be decommissioned, you are looking for the best pile extraction equipment that’s available, whether it is for offshore or onshore projects. But it is also your responsibility to reduce uptime and costs. Have you ever considered applying vibratory pile extraction instead of using the conventional hydraulic hammer? Looking at one of our recent projects — the decommission of Lely offshore wind farm — the benefits of the first method compared to the second are obvious.
Posted by Herald Wattenberg
Foundation jobs without ‘the earthquake effect’: these 2 machines handle fragile surroundings with care
When your site is situated near fragile constructions like dikes, railroads or buildings, you need to avoid any possible harm to those surroundings. Unfortunately, foundation jobs do not exactly have the reputation of handling surroundings ‘with care’. When foundation jobs are inevitable, there are in fact possibilities to work vibration free. This great solution is called resonance technique.
Posted by Tom van der Jagt
Picture the moment you went to buy your first car. Did you go straight to the brand dealer for a shiny new automobile with the red ribbon still on it? Or did you, perhaps, take one of your parents along to pick out a second-hand car? If you chose the latter option, you would probably want to make sure the used car is decent and trustworthy; good to go for an X amount of years. In the world of foundation equipment, this works exactly the same.
Posted by Samuel Kieviet
Dynamic compaction is a commonly used technique to increase the density of the soil. With a regular interval, a heavy weight is lifted by a crane and dropped to the ground. However, the standard compaction technique is not the fastest method. But technology evolves! How do the latest improvements in dynamic compaction techniques benefit contractors in time and efficiency?
Posted by Patrick van der Schaaf
It goes without saying that foundation equipment has a lot to endure. Job sites are always at an outdoor area and the soil conditions can be really tough. Even when working with a local repair company, regular service check ups or replacement of parts cannot always prevent a vibratory hammer or power pack to break down. This can bring a lot of disadvantages in time, money and energy.
Posted by Jos Hardeman
Every project is different. Every location is different and soils are different. So for every ground improvement job you make different considerations that lead to the choice of equipment. Truth to be told: finding the most suitable foundation equipment for the job is a challenge. In addition, new groundbreaking technologies and possibilities follow each other in a fast pace. Keeping up with those is a challenge on its own.
Posted by Patrick van der Schaaf
PVE's high frequency vibration hammers are virtually vibration-free. In fact, testing has shown the company's high frequency hammer measured at a distance of two meters (seven feet) from driving elements produces the same level of vibrations produced by a low frequency hammer at a distance of 16 meters (52 feet). The American market is on the verge of meeting the demands of the future!
Posted by Arnaud Lamboo
The PVE RD260 Resonator is one of the innovative highlights of Dieseko Group and Resonance Technology International (RTI) . This machine uses a new technique that doesn’t damage the soil unlike more conventional vibro methods. This foundation equipment causes no vibration to the surroundings. That's why resonance technique makes it possible to perform foundation jobs close to a fragile construction, which is often the case in urban areas.
Posted by Matthew Janes
When driving piles you need a machine that is made for the job. Instead of using a converted crane or excavator to execute the piling work, you’d better use a reliable and trustworthy machine that’s truly designed for its task. Woltman offers rigs that are specifically designed and made for the piling industry. Those rigs are robust and sturdy due to their design.
Posted by Arjen van der Schaaf
Working on a job site means working with strict deadlines. The job needs to be done in a short time period, so it’s very important that all equipment works as it should. Down time means extension of the job time and this always has financial consequences.
Posted by Jaap Dam