Various Causes of Pile Failure

The various causes of pile failure are

  • Dislocation of reinforcement while casting.
  • Inaccurate determination of the bearing capacity of the pile.
  • When pile load is greater than the design load.
  • Poor and defective workmanship while casting the pile.
  • Corrosion of the timber pile because of assault by insects.
  • Defective techniques used while driving the pile.
  • Bearing pile laying on delicate strata.
  • Inappropriate characterization of soil.
  • Incorrect selection of pile types.
  • Inadequate reinforcement in the pile.


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