Deep foundations are structural elements that transfer loads through poor bearing soils to an underlying competent soil stratum or to rock. McKinney Drilling has the in-house equipment fleet and capability to provide the optimal deep foundation solution.

Common Uses

  • Support of new structures
  • Underpinning of existing structures

Deep foundations can be installed prior to building construction or as underpinning elements for existing structures. They can be driven elements comprised of timber, steel, or concrete, or constructed in the ground by drilling a cased or open hole and filling it with reinforced concrete. The load may be transferred to the bearing stratum through end bearing and/or side friction. Grouting techniques may be used to construct or enhance the load transfer element. The completed foundation elements are typically tied into a pile cap.

McKinney Drilling can provide the most cost-efficient and technically appropriate solution for your project.