August Construction & Shoring, Inc. installs many types of piles. Friction piles are vertical supports that derive their capacity from skin friction; Caissons (and belled caissons) derive their capacity from end bearing. Whether made from steel, concrete or wood, or both concrete and steel, Piles are common vertical support elements for all types of structures. We construct Piles, Micropiles, Auger Cast Piles and soldier piles, to name a few types. Value engineering allows a choice to pick the most cost effective support for a specific site. Whether already selected or to be selected, please consider August Construction for your Pile needs.