oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Integration of quality control and base improvement in auger piles



Given the correct soil conditions, open-hole auger piling cast in situ remains one of the simplest, quickest and cheapest piling methods available. This pile type is commonly used in South Africa as it is ideally suited to the partially saturated soils and relatively shallow rock encountered over much of the country. These advantages are, however, diminished by the uncertainties inherent in auger piles with respect to the transfer of load from the base of the pile to the in situ soil or rock.


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