The Pilecor system is designed to simplify the process of forming a structural connection between a bored pile and a basement slab construction. Pilecor is manufactured from high density Filcor EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and is cut using CNC hot wire cutting equipment, to the exact profile required for the project. It is typically supplied in two sections which are fixed to the internal and external faces of the reinforcement cage prior to positioning in the open borehole. When the pile is cast it then creates a soft area accurately located within the pile.
When the basement zone is excavated, the Pilecor can be easily removed to facilitate the linking of the reinforcement cage in the pile to the reinforcement in the basement slab.
Designed to aid the breaking out of concrete within a pile, in order to expose the reinforcement so that a structural connection can be formed.
Filcor EPS Grades & Performance
|Grade||Compressive Strength @ 1% strain||Maximum Concrete Depth (m)|
All Filcor grades of expanded polystyrene are manufactured in accordance with BS EM13163:2001
The above materials are available in flame retardant (FR) grade if required.
*For concrete depths over 7.9m, please contact the Cordek Technical Team for further information.