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PILE FOUNDATION

A pile is a long cylinder of strong material to support heavy structures built over top. Many structures are supported on piles, particularly a large number of waterfront structures. Pile foundations are used when there is a layer of weak soil at the top. The structure can’t be put on this later so it is then by passed into a stronger rock or soil layer below the weaker one.

 

TWO TYPES OF PILE

There are two fundamental types of pile foundations; which are based on structural behaviours

1. End Bearing Piles

The bottom end of the pile rests on a layer of especially strong soil or rock in end bearing piles.The load of the building is transferred through the pile onto the strong layer. In a sense, this pile acts like a column. 

2. Friction Piles

The pile transfers the load of the building to the soil across the full height of the pile using friction in friction bearing piles. In other words, the entire surface of the pile, which is cylindrical in shape, works to transfer the forces to the soil. The amount of load a pile can support is proportionate to the length of the pile.

 

PILE REPAIR VS PILE REPLACEMENT

Piles can be constructed of concrete, steel or timber. Overtime the environment in which the pile resides can cause the pile structures to deteriorate or corrode. Most piles are put in larger bodies of water. Severe conditions are often linked to splash zone areas which has the portion of the pile between the low and high-tide water levels. The corrosive nature of seawater can damage marine and waterfront structures, destroy their aesthetics or render them unable to support the machinery, equipment or other loads they were designed to carry.

High concentration of chlorides in seawater overtime corrodes the steel which then impacts the surrounding concrete causing it to crack as well. even the highest quality concrete. ICC Marine’s pile repair products deliver 100% structural integrity and can be installed in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost of replacement. 

The corrosive nature of seawater can damage marine and waterfront structures, destroy their aesthetics or render them unable to support the machinery, equipment or other loads they were designed to carry.

ICC Marine’s pile repair products deliver 100% structural integrity and can be installed in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost of replacement.

 

ICC Marine is a certified installer of:

 

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Structural Repair Systems

Wood / Steel / H-Pipe / Concrete Pile Repair
ICC Marine is a certified installer of world leading engineered pile repair systems. Over time, treated wood piles will deteriorate to the point of structural failure due to marine boring organisms, fungi, UV damage, chafing, splash zone scour and structural cracking. We also provide pile corrosion services.

ICC Marine offers a 100% structural integrity repair solution. ICC are certified installers of the following pile repair systems.


Grout Injected FRP Jacket System

QuakeWrap® engineered Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) solutions offer fast, long-lasting and economical repair alternatives  with marine and waterfront structures. Oxygen is the fuel to the corrosion process and by eliminating the inflow of oxygen, the corrosion rate can reach zero levels. Some of the repair and strengthening projects in the marine and waterfront structures that can benefit from QuakeWrap® are:

  • Repair of concrete floors and beams in decks and piers
  • Strengthening of concrete or timber floors and beams in decks and piers to carry heavier loads

 

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Grout Injected FRP Jacket System
PileJax solutions revolutionise pile repair and long-term protection in wharf, bridge, pier, jetty and infrastructure assets under many challenging environmental conditions.
The engineered PileJax systems have been rigorously tested and proven to provide durable marine protection for all pile material including timber, concrete and steel and are suitable for all sizes and cross-sections.


Under view of bridge with repaired piles

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Grout Injected FRP Jacket System
In 1970, the FX-70® Structural Repair and Protection System made in-place repair of damaged marine piles possible and practical, this was an industry first. By eliminating the need to dewater the repair site or take the structure out of service, FX-70 dramatically reduces the overall cost of restoring the damaged structure. A corrosion-resistant system, both aging and new structures can realize extended service life as a benefit of the FX-70 system.


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Epoxy Coated Glass Fibre Wrap
Fibrwrap are leaders in retrofitting these types of reinforced concrete, wood and steel structures using our Tyfo® advanced composites, which rehabilitate and preserve existing structural elements. We employ innovative, state-of-the-art techniques with solutions for installing structural upgrades both above and below the surface of the water. Our solutions include the versatile prefabricated Tyfo® PR jacket that bonds back onto itself using Tyfo® S epoxy.


Under wharf with corrosion protection

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