Grillages are a framework of either single or double tiered beams, used to secure the foundations of a building (such as screw piles) to the structure itself so that it can spread safely across the ground above. As a result, grillages contribute to the equal and reliable distribution of the weight of the construction. They are a flexible solution with many benefits, including the fact that they eliminate the need to use unsustainable concrete.
We here at ScrewFast have many years’ experience both designing and installing grillages and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about them. In the meantime, here are the four main advantages.
- Simple, speedy installation
Without the need to pour concrete and wait for it to dry, installation of grillages is a lot simpler and less time consuming. In some cases, the process could take less than an hour and is much less disruptive to the surrounding infrastructure because it does not require such deep excavation.
- Environmentally friendly
Concrete is inexpensive and highly fire resistant, amongst various other advantages. Unfortunately, it also has many disadvantages. For example, concrete cannot be recycled, unlike steel grillages which can be removed from the ground and reused as many times as necessary, making them an extremely environmentally friendly option.
The materials and technology used in the manufacture and installation of grillages, along with more sustainable procedures and less man power, means they are a more economical choice of support system.
If necessary, you could have your grillages custom-built and the standard sized ones can be adapted to suit your project requirements, making them appropriate for a variety of applications. They can be used with any of our pile solutions. This level of versatility makes them a strong preference when compared with their traditional counterparts.