End bearing pile foundation work involves the installation of piles that rely on the bearing capacity of the soil or rock at their lower end, typically referred to as the "pile toe," to support the load of a structure. This type of foundation is used when the soil near the surface is weak or has a low load-bearing capacity. End bearing piles are designed to transfer the structural loads from the building or structure to a deeper, more stable layer of soil or rock below.
The process of end bearing pile foundation work typically includes:
Site Investigation: The soil conditions at the construction site are assessed through geotechnical investigations to determine the depth and nature of the load-bearing stratum below the weak or compressible surface soil.
Pile Installation: Piles are driven or drilled into the ground until they reach the load-bearing stratum. This can be done using various methods, such as driven piles (e.g., timber, concrete, or steel piles) or drilled piles (e.g., drilled shafts or auger-cast piles).
Load Testing: Load tests may be conducted on a sample pile to ensure that it can support the anticipated structural loads.
Pile Cap and Superstructure: After the piles are installed and tested, a pile cap is constructed to distribute the load from the structure to the individual piles. The superstructure, such as a building or bridge, is then constructed on top of the pile cap.
Rana Pratap Construction, a company you mentioned, may be involved in end bearing pile foundation work as part of its construction services, provided it specializes in foundation and infrastructure projects.