Spun concrete piles: These piles are well suited to pontoons on main rivers and properties that are in a high wash zone, with a range of breaking strengths available we will tailor the best type for you through our engineering department. Spun piles are preformed by an Australian manufacturer making them a solid one piece which gives additional strength.
Insitu Piles: These are the cheaper solution and are well suited for pontoons in quieter areas and for those that don’t want to loose usable beach area behind there pontoon, starting out as a hollow pipe which is jetted into the seabed around 3.5m then rebar is added and finally filled with concrete using a concrete pump from the land side.
Steel Piles with Black Sleeves: Steel piles are again in the heavy duty range and offer the flexibility for a tall pile, meaning spun piles are generally limited to around 16m where as steel piles are available in 16m lengths and can be cut and welded onsite to whatever size is required (within engineering limits). For example following the Brisbane River Floods in 2011, most piles are now between 16m and 22m and use steel piles due to the lengths required to meet the new Q100 flood level.