Standards and regulations
Soldier pile walls are designed and manufactured in accordance with DIN EN 1997-1, DIN 1054, and the recommendations of the “Construction Pits” Working Group (Empfehlungen des Arbeitskreises ”Baugrube, EAB).
The first step involves vibro-compacting the steel soldiers into the ground or inserting them into pre-drilled holes and concreting them in at the base. The soldiers are vertical steel girders (e.g. HEB girders, IPB girders or double U-profiles) placed at intervals of around 1m to 3m. The concrete grouting at the base increases the rigidity of the shoring and thus reduces deformations.
The second step is to excavate the soil step by step and to infill the exposed adjacent soil between the steel profile girders with timber (planks or squared timbers). The soil can also be infilled with jetcrete.
Anchored soldier pile walls
Berlin shoring systems at greater excavation depths must be anchored. The anchors for the anchored soldier pile wall can be manufactured to remain permanently in the ground or to be removed, either partially or completely. As a leading supplier of pressure-grouted anchoring, our company offers different anchor systems from a single source and can thus always provide the technically and economically optimal solution for the client’s construction project. Soldier pile walls at great depths are economically dimensioned by using anchors, chording or bracing. If the construction pit is especially deep, the soldier pile walls are secured with several layers of anchoring.
Where there are high live loads, some sections are designed as bored pile walls. The bored pile wall can also be anchored.