Cost For Piles

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Cost For Piles

Postby Rick B » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:25 pm

I am close to starting construction of a 2-storey house, ~ 150 sq. m. per floor, on an old rice field in Sam Chuk, Suphanburi. I raised the land about 1.2 m last year and intend to have the first floor at +1.15m above grade level. I plan to install piles under the main supporting columns. Does anyone have a typical price for driving concrete piles, say standard 10m long piles? I appreciate any info.
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Postby jazzman » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:50 am

Hi Rick,

The information you require is here, and you may wish to contact the author direct for prices:
http://www.coolthaihouse.com/forum/search.php?search_author=Glenn

His excellent photo album which shows the piles can be viewed here:
http://www.coolthaihouse.com/cthpics/index.php?cat=10061

John also used piles, he will surely also answer a PM on the question of prices/
http://coolthaihouse.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=127

If your ground is firm under the in-fill, you may not actually need to drive piles, and standard foundations may be all that you need. You will just have to calculate the costs of the concrete vs. piles and choose the more economical one. Ask around your neighbourhood what solutions other people used for the foundations of their hard-built houses.

If you do need to find a contractor to drive piles, use the valuable advice repeated so oft on this board: send a Thai to get a quotation for you!

Other information about foundations is here:
http://www.hometips.com/hyhw/structure/106found.html
and here:
http://www.askthebuilder.com/B10_House_Foundations_Footings.shtml
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Postby Rick B » Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:47 pm

For the record, in case anyone is looking for pricing on piles, we bought two different types of piles. The stronger pile was 18x18cm square and 7 meters long. They cost 840 baht each. The weaker pile, used for the car port, was 18x18cm I-shaped, also 7 meters long and cost 720 each. The cost to drive 32 square and 6 I-shaped piles was 13,000 baht and it took one afternoon and half of one morning to complete.
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