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Screw pile
Pile in which the pile or pile tube comprises a limited number of helices at its base and which is
installed under the combined action of a torque and a vertical thrust. By the screwing-in and/or by
the screwing-out, the ground is essentially laterally displaced and no soil is removed.
(SR EN 12699:2004 Execuia lucrrilor geotehnice speciale. Piloi de ndesare / Execution of
special geotechnical works. Displacement piles)

Screw pile developed and patented by Soletanche Bachy: screw + sol.
To the drilling head a special cutter is applied in such way that the already dense soil is printed
with spirals, which after concreting become concrete threads. Therefore the pile shape is
threaded identified by two diameters: of the pile body and of the outer shaft.
Used diameters (Dbody / Dspirals):

250 / 400, 330 / 500, 430 / 600, 530 / 700 mm

Drilling length:

max. 20.0 m
foundation ground refusal criteria

Execution steps
Technology based on the Continuous Flight Auger drilling.
Drilling / screwing-in:

clockwise rotation / cutter penetrating the soil with small section

Concreting / screwing-out:

clockwise rotation / cutter printing the soil with its larger,

trapezoidal section

Bearing capacity
Shaft and toe resistance increased by:

soil displaced around the pile

soil blocked between the concrete threads, pitch

of 20 .. 30 cm

contact surface between the pile and soil increased by the threads

friction between soil - soil

Quality control
Real time monitoring of the drilling and concreting parameters:

drilling depth
penetration speed
concrete pressure
concreting speed
real concrete quantity
concrete overconsumption

real time pile shape



automatic extraction

- rapidity: 5 15 minutes / pile
250 .. 300 lm / shift reinforced piles
450 .. 550 lm / shift rigid inclusions
- pile integrity and quality control
- enhanced bearing capacity / reducing pile
length diameter
- reduced concrete quantity
- minimized spoil / ecological friendly in
polluted soils
- reduced overall costs