Types of Foundations & Footings And Their Uses

Types of Foundations & Footings And Their Uses Civil Lead

What is the Foundation? A structure is generally considered to have two main portions: Superstructure Substructure The substructure transmits loads of super-structure to the supporting soil and is generally, termed as the foundation. The load of the superstructure is transmitted to the foundation or substructure through either columns or wall. The purpose of providing a …

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13 Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil

13 Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil Civil Lead

Companion and Consolidation are the methods of compressibility of soil. Both are soil improvement techniques. Today in this article, we are going to discuss the difference between compaction and consolidation. Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation Compaction of soil Compaction is an instantaneous process of reducing the volume of voids of soil due to the expulsion …

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What is Pile Foundation? Types of Pile Foundation

What is pile foundation? Types of pile foundation

The foundation which is provided in soils, incapable to transmit the structural load to suitable stratum by inserting relatively slender structural element called pile is known as pile foundation.  Pile foundation is a type of deep foundation. Pile made of steel, concrete or wood. A pile is either driven into the soil or formed in-situ …

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Caisson or Well foundation – Types and Components

Caisson or Well Foundation

What is Well Foundation? Wells and Caissons are large-diameter foundations adopted in an underwater situation such as bridge foundations in rivers. Caissons are large width foundations which carry the load of the superstructure through a layer of weak soil to firm stratum at considerable depth.  Unlike pile foundations, which rarely have diameters greater than 2 …

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