How to Measure for Pile Caps
Properly Measuring Pilings
Properly measuring your wooden piles will help us make sure you receive the right product the first time. Here are some tips for measuring:
- Measure the pile in both directions since piles are often not round
- Pile caps are slightly larger to allow for different sized pilings. A piling that measures 8in x 8.1in should still use an 8in pile cap.
- Measure all the piles. Even though all the piles were probably purchased and installed at the same time, the measurements will probably be off by as much as 1-1/2in.
Piling caps are designed to allow for a little room for error. The caps will fit well even on a slightly irregular piling.