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Experience the time-tested technique of timber piles with Hale Built Group, a certified Home Improvement Contractor (HIC), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). Our certified expertise ensures environmentally friendly support for structures, making timber piles an ideal choice for house raising and foundation repair.
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Hale Built Timber Piles: Stabilize Your Home's Future

Timber piles are a tried and true, ancient, and ecologically beneficial foundation option that's frequently employed in house construction. These piles are long, slender columns of wood that support structures like bridges, buildings, and homes. Once they are in place, they provide firm support for any structure and make for an environmentally green choice for house raising and foundation repair.

Hale Built Group has extensive experience with wooden alternatives, so we can help introduce you to the benefits of choosing this environmentally sound house-raising option. So if you're ready to start your next timber pile installation, we invite you to call today or schedule a project estimate! Though if you'd like to learn more about how timber piles can help stabilize your next residential, commercial, municipal, or industrial project, please continue reading to become as informed as possible before making a final decision!

What Are Timber Piles?

Much like the solid and sturdy trees they're cut from, timber piles are load-bearing columns of wood made to transfer the weight of your home to the soil needed. This class b pile is typically made from Douglas fir, hemlock, or southern yellow pine. Due to each pile's unevenness and inability to bear heavy hydraulic driving, they are driven into the ground with a unique machine.

Wooden piles are often used in areas where the soil is too soft to support other piles. They're also used in areas with a high water table, a lot of seismic activity, and where there's a lot of wind. In regions with homes affected by poor weather, like New Jersey, house raising on wood pilings instead of concrete can help your home remain undamaged during storms.

Are Timber Piles Durable?

Due to their inherent durability, timber piles have traditionally been used in permanent and temporary structure systems. This pile ranges from 6" up to 24" in diameter and is made of construction timber treated with preservatives that give it extra strength and the ability to weather environmental conditions.

The wood grains also contribute to the timber pile's high durability because they cross over several rings, allowing it to maintain its abilities despite age, weather, or temperature changes. Furthermore, these piles hold their structural stability due to their resistance against bending and swaying regardless of temporary or permanent use cases.

Timber Pilings: Advantages and Disadvantages

As with any pile, the timber pile has pros and cons. Here, we've detailed several benefits of this foundation system below:

  1. Environmentalists may be pleased to hear that timber is environmentally friendly and sourced from sustainably managed forests.
  2. Timber is a durable material that can last centuries if adequately treated.
  3. Timber piles are easy to install and remove, making them ideal for temporary or semi-permanent structures.

And here, we've listed several drawbacks:

  1. one disadvantage is that timber is susceptible to rot and decay or pest infestation if not properly treated.
  2. Timber is also a flammable material, which can pose a fire hazard if it's not correctly installed.
  3. Lastly, timber piling is often more expensive than other piles, such as steel or concrete.

We summarized several pros and cons of wooden piles in the table below:

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Durable & Long LastingSusceptible to Rot
Easy Install & RemovalFlammable Material
Eco-FriendlyPricier on Average

Hale Built: Eco-Friendly House Raising

Timber piling is more eco-friendly than other piles because timber is a renewable resource. However, different piles are made of materials that come from non-renewable resources, meaning they'll eventually run out.

A perk of timber is that it decomposes, helping to add nutrients back into the soil. It's also less likely to cause damage to the surrounding ecosystem because it is easier to remove when needed. In contrast, other piles sit in the ground and break down over time, often releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

Timber piles are also considered more aesthetically pleasing than other piles, which can make a difference in property value. Hale Built Group has extensive experience with wooden alternatives, so we can always help you through the intricacies of choosing this eco-friendly house-raising option.

Providing NJ Local Timber Pile Installation

Hale Built is proud to offer timber pile services for those in need. Alongside various timber pile services, including installation, repair, and maintenance, we also offer a wide range of timbers to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.

We have the know-how and skills to guarantee that your timber-piling project is done correctly. If you are looking for a timber pile service that is reliable and trustworthy, Hale Built Group will be happy to take down and discuss your needs through a project quote.

The Friction Pile vs. End Bearing Piles

It's essential to know the differences between friction piles and end-bearing piles when selecting a timber piling foundation. Here, we elaborate further on their capabilities and ideal use cases.

Depending on the heavy or medium loads on the support structure, friction piles, and end-bearing piles may be an option when using timber piles. Friction piles (also known as floating piles) are designed to resist lateral loads using "skin friction" (soil-to-pile surface friction) or friction from the sides. In our experience, end-bearing piles can withstand much greater loads, often with increased bearing capacity than friction piles.

This is because most of the load for end-bearing piles is transferred directly to a hard stratum below through its base point due to its large end sectional area. Therefore, when it comes to medium or heavy loads, consider choosing either friction or end-bearing timber piles for maximum security!

Certified Timber Pile Foundation: Ancient Wisdom for Modern House Raising

Hale Built Group proudly holds multiple certifications, including Home Improvement Contractor (HIC), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), demonstrating our comprehensive capabilities in providing sustainable foundation solutions. With our certified expertise in timber piles, we bring a time-tested technique into modern construction, offering stable and eco-friendly support for bridges, buildings, and homes.

Our commitment to excellence extends to environmental responsibility, ensuring that our timber pile services align with sustainable practices. Whether it's house raising or foundation repair, Hale Built Group's certified approach guarantees a stable and ecologically beneficial solution for your project, further bolstered by our recognition as a Small Business Enterprise and Veteran Owned Small Business.

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When it comes to executing residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal timber pile foundation projects, nobody does it like Hale Built Group. Our highly trained technicians provide experience and professionalism unmatched in the industry. As a result, we have a long list of satisfied customers that continue returning when they require timber piling solutions.

So, contact us today and find out how we can help make your project a success by setting up an estimate!

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Founded by Veterans, the Hale family of companies has been a leading Foundation Repair Company in New Jersey since 1946. We pride ourselves on maintaining a family-oriented company that hires local crew members and former service members. Each project has intricacies that deserve individual attention. We do not employ salespeople. You’ll meet with a professional with a distinct understanding of solving complex problems and providing solutions within your budget. We come to the project to solve it, not to sell you what you don’t need. 

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