1. Positioning of the CFA rig over proposed pile position.
2. Commence augering into ground to design depth. The continuous flight auger and soil held within the flights support the sides of the pile bore during this phase. An expendable cap or flap on the bottom of the lead-flight prevent soil from entering the hollow stem of the auger.
3. Design depth reached.
4. Concrete is pumped to the base of the pile bore through the CFA system and through the hollow stem of the flights. As the auger is extracted, the pumped concrete maintains stability of the pile bore. No voids are created during this process. Computerised rig telemetry is used in both drilling phase and concreting phase to assist the rig operator in forming the pile.
5. Once concrete is placed and arisings removed from the pile position, the pile cage is plunged lowered into the wet concrete.
Computerised rig telemetry provides continuous data during the drilling phase and concreting phase in order to maintain a level of quality and workmanship.