Used Civil Engineering Equipment Inspection

Who can inspect used civil engineering equipment?

A exciting part of our work is machine inspections of used Civil Engineering Equipment. These machines are particularly complex and have diverse specifications. We can check drill rigs, pilling machinery, desanding machines, vibrators, vibration hammers and leaders, diesel impact hammers, telescopic leaders, RTG equipment, grab systems, duty-cycle cranes and diaphragm wall grabs.

By the way do you have experience with this kind of machines? Do you know what a Kelly bar is and on which machine it is in use? Let us know in the comments!

If you do not have a qualified technician at hand or the machine is located far away from them, you are welcome to contact us.

What kind of heavy civil engineering equipment is known and what is it used for?

Heavy foundation equipment is specialized machinery used in the construction of foundations for buildings, bridges, and other structures. These machines are designed to handle the challenges of excavating, drilling, and preparing the ground to support the weight and stability of the structure. Here are some common types of heavy foundation equipment and their primary uses:

  1. Pile Drivers: Pile drivers are used to install piles (vertical structural supports) into the ground. These piles can be made of concrete, steel, or wood and serve as the foundation for structures. Pile drivers use hydraulic or diesel hammers to drive piles into the soil.
  2. Drilling Rigs: Drilling rigs are used to bore deep holes into the ground for various foundation types, including drilled piers, caissons, and micropiles. They are commonly used in projects requiring deep foundation solutions with CFA. Well known are brands such as Bauer, Casagrande or Soilmec.
  3. Vibrodrivers: Vibrodrivers use vibration and force to drive sheet piles or steel H-beams into the ground. They are particularly useful for creating retaining walls and other foundation support structures.
  4. Cranes: Cranes are used to lift and place heavy elements of a foundation, such as precast concrete sections or steel beams. They are also employed for positioning drilling rigs and piling equipment. Cranes are often used for diaphragm wall foundation.
  5. Compactors: Compactors are used to compact the soil or fill material, ensuring proper density and support for the foundation. They come in various forms, including plate compactors and roller compactors.
  6. Concrete Mixers and Batch Plants: These machines are used to mix and batch concrete for various foundation types, including footings, slabs, and mat foundations.
  7. Foundation Drills: These drills are specifically designed for creating holes and bores in the ground for piles or caissons. They can include rotary drills and auger drills.
  8. Soil Stabilizers: Soil stabilizers are used to improve the properties of the soil by mixing it with binding agents. This is essential for creating a solid foundation in areas with challenging soil conditions.
  9. Tunnelling Equipment: In the case of tunnel foundations, specialized equipment such as tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are used to excavate tunnels in underground construction projects.

The choice of foundation equipment depends on the specific requirements of the project, the type of foundation needed, and the geological and environmental conditions of the site. Proper foundation preparation is crucial to ensure the stability and longevity of the structure being built.

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