All Surefoot pile caps are fabricated using 250 grade plates with variable thickness, starting with the T150 at 4mm to the S600 using 10mm. The driving guides are custom made to suit the micropiles.
The micropile is one of the main components of Surefoot. Each micropile is driven into the ground and together they resist the loadings applied to the Surefoot cap.
Soil conditions, we recommend the use of Surepile double HDG grade 300 piles.
The Surefoot loads are determined using the relevant Australian Standards calculations. Surefoot can receive loads of up to 36 Tonne depending on the model. Further capacities can be achieved by combining models in groups and joining with steel sub frames. Surefoot is one of the only systems that has the capacity to resist high bending moments which means that it can be used for many purposes beyond typical construction such as communication towers, masts and wind turbines.
Depending on soil and environment characteristics, the design lifespan of a Surefoot is 50 years. Please see our compliance certificate for our coating system here.
Design Life Statement 8.10 Surefoot footings are designed and engineered to comply with the requirements of AS/NZ 1170.0 Structural Design actions – General principles. The “design life” for normal structures is 50 years, unless otherwise notified. In some circumstances we can design for a greater or lesser period depending upon the importance level and design events. When design and certification is undertaken by Surefoot, factors taken into consideration include applied structural loading to the footing, geo-technical data, capacity of the soil, corrosion factor, wind and terrain rating categories etc. Foundation design and certification is provided by a registered engineering practitioner. A condition of certification is that a pile log is provided to the certifying engineer by the installer / consumer for each footing installed. Duration of the period which the Surefoot footing is designed, is assumed to perform for its intended purpose with expected maintenance. Please refer to CSIRO document Foundation Maintenance and Footing Performance consumer guide BTF18.
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