What Is Pile Cropping?
More and more people are choosing to support major building works using piles. Piles, commonly made from re-enforced concrete, are driven, screwed or bored deep into the ground. HSE guidelines require all piles to be cropped, without damaging the concrete below the cut off level, to allow pile caps or pile beams to be constructed.
Traditionally, piles were cropped using the jackhammer or crunching approach. However, more recently, pile cropping is performed using high-pressure water jets as this method, unlike its traditional counterparts, does not destroy or damage the integral supporting structure of the piles in any way.