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Ductile Iron Piles – Common Structural Myths

Ductile Iron Piles – Common Structural Myths

We tackled common Geotechnical Myths in last month’s DuroTerra Dialogue. We’re shifting gears this month to present common Structural Myths or misunderstandings about the Ductile Iron Pile system. Here are a few that we’ve seen raised. Structural Myth 1: The Ductile Iron Pile Bell and Spigot (Plug & Drive) Connection creates a […]

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Ductile Iron Piles – Common Geotechnical Myths

Ductile Iron Piles – Common Geotechnical Myths

Continuing our look at common myths or misunderstandings about the Ductile Iron Pile system, we explore a number of the common geotechnical myths raised by customers. Geotechnical Myth 1: Ductile Iron Piles are only for end-bearing applications going to bedrock. Driving Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs) to rock for end-bearing applications is preferred […]

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Ductile Iron Pile – Common Myths

Ductile Iron Pile – Common Myths

As more and more contractors, engineers, and owners become familiar with Ductile Iron Piles, certain questions often arise about the system. Over the next few months, we’re tackling these common myths that can lead to misunderstandings about the system. Myth #1 “Ductile Iron Piles made from cast iron are brittle […]

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New Year Makeover – DuroTerra Style

New Year Makeover – DuroTerra Style

With the increasing interest and demand for Ductile Iron Piles, we have been getting many requests from our customers. These requests include: Do you have a general brochure that talks about the system? Can you provide me with a detailed spec sheet with Ductile Iron Pile sizes and accessory information? Do you […]

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Take a look at our Top 5 Dialogues of 2021

Take a look at our Top 5 Dialogues of 2021

As we look forward to 2022, we want to thank you for the opportunities to share in your project successes. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and health, happiness, and success in the new year! Before leaving 2021, we wanted to recap the most viewed DuroTerra Dialogues from the […]

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Can Ductile Iron Piles be used for infrastructure projects?

Can Ductile Iron Piles be used for infrastructure projects?

Can Ductile Iron Piles be used for infrastructure projects? We routinely are asked this question by engineers and contractors looking to get the best value for their foundations on infrastructure projects. It’s a timely question now with the renewed focus on the U.S. infrastructure projects making the news as President […]

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Between Bedrock and a Hard Place…or Not.

Between Bedrock and a Hard Place…or Not.

Between Bedrock and a Hard Place…Or Not. Unanticipated ground conditions are a risk that can appear on any project. Something as simple as deeper rock depths discovered during construction can derail the foundation budget and schedule. Is the on-site equipment adequate to reach the deeper rock or is larger equipment required? Are […]

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Ductile Iron Piles – not easily pushed around…

Ductile Iron Piles – not easily pushed around…

Ductile Iron Piles – not easily pushed around… When you need a deep foundation system to resist lateral forces, small diameter piles are not the first thing you think about. Yet, many projects that would benefit from small diameter, low-vibration piles (like Ductile Iron Piles, or DIPs) still require some degree […]

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Breaking Traditions – Ductile Iron Piles replace Steel H-piles

Breaking Traditions – Ductile Iron Piles replace Steel H-piles

Breaking Traditions – Ductile Iron Piles replace Steel H-piles If you are a regular reader of DuroTerra case histories, you know that specialty contractors and design teams routinely select Ductile Iron Piles as an alternative to drilled micropiles and helical piles. But did you know that Ductile Iron Piles are […]

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DuroTerra Dialogue: A low-vibration, driven piling system…

DuroTerra Dialogue: A low-vibration, driven piling system…

A low-vibration, driven piling system… Is that even possible? The industry often associates driven piles with the exact opposite. Therein lies the paradox of the TRM Ductile Iron Pile system. Ductile Iron Piles are installed with an excavator-mounted hydraulic breaker hammer (i.e. demolition hammer) that delivers direct percussion (impact) energy to […]

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