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Root Piles

The Root piles are drilled shafts of small diameter, cast "in situ".

Root piles are one of the most widely applied processes used for underpinning slope consolidation and foundations of standard or special types. Root piles are ideal for particularly difficult soil formations, such as those presenting boulders and rocks.

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Root Piles, diaphragm wall, drilled shafts and jet grouting.

ROOT PILES ARE ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY APPLIED PROCESSES USED FOR FOUNDATIONS OF SPECIAL TYPES

The design of the first models of "Pali Radice" made by Fondedile SpA - Naples - Italy date back more than 50 years when the inventor and engineer F. Lizzi, technical director of that company, requested the first patent in 1952. Since then, and in recent years, the use and further improvement of root piles has widely increased.

The Root pile, according to NBR 6122/2010, is a pile cast "in situ", where drilling is fully encased through soil, and then retrieved after injection.

Root Pile Key Features:

  • High load capacity with very small settlements;
  • Operates in restricted areas and limited heights, and performs with minimal disturbance of the surrounding environment;
  • Operates in any type of terrain, as well as in special directions;
  • Use of compression or traction for installation.
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Root Piles.

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