Have you had to get a steel quote recently? When did it expire? Two weeks? One week? 24 hours?!?! Steel pricing and availability is a big issue impacting many of our customers. Pricing surges are happening in real-time and expected to continue well into 2021. This impacts material costs for many traditional steel foundation options including H-piles, pipe piles, micropiles, and helical piles. Rapid pricing escalations make it difficult to even propose on projects, and many manufacturers have significant lead times extending into months to produce and deliver steel products. These issues are making it difficult for many project teams to pencil out new projects or keep current projects on budget.
Recently, Ductile Iron Piles have become a go-to alternative for helical pile projects to provide a reliable, high capacity alternative for new construction or building additions. The modular, low-vibration system is installed using an excavator-mounted medium-sized percussion hammer to drive the pile using high-frequency percussive (ramming) energy. The high frequency drive energy produces minimal vibrations, allowing the system to effectively work immediately adjacent to existing buildings, like helical piles. Ductile Iron Piles develop compression capacities of 25 to 100 tons by either end-bearing on glacial till or rock or by creating a grouted friction bond zone like a micropile. This grouted bond zone is also used to provide tensile capacities of 50 tons or more.
How can we help? Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs) are not steel. The system is a low-vibration driven pile alternative to traditional steel piling options. DIPs are manufactured from recycled content and not subject to the same volatility as the steel market. You can count on your DuroTerra materials quote being honored for months, allowing you to stand by your price and proceed with confidence.
- Immediate feasibility evaluation of your project by in-house engineers and construction personnel.
- Rapid material quotes valid for extended durations
- Ductile Iron Piles delivered to your project site in days, not weeks or months.
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