Pile Driving

17 Nov 2019
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Anyone know what’s going on here?

It’s a new build and these cylindrical tubes are being driven into the ground. I live at the bottom of the cul-de-sac and the whole house is shaking. God knows what’s happing to the underground drainage etc.
Complained to the council but no response.

This can’t be right.


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Bottom driven steel cased piles. For the noise they can use sound blankets but vibration there is little they can do. If its a weekday the best you can do is let them crack on and get it over with. If you complain it will only extend the duration of these works which are probably short term.
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The main issue I see is the open pile located outside the fence line - what stops anything or anyone public side from dropping something in or kids putting a leg in and cutting there legs open
Strange thing the noise outside was minimal. 100 yard down the road and inside awful thud after thud.
As it is a reasonably small plot I hope they will be completed tomorrow. I've spent two days out and about avoiding the noise, it has been expensive.

The point of the bottom driven steel cased piles to strengthen the ground?

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