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

Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil 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. Compaction of soil Compaction is an instantaneous process of reducing the volume of voids of soil due to …

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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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What is the Consolidation of Soil?- Types & Process

What is the Consolidation of Soil? Types & Process

What is the Consolidation of Soil? Consolidation is the process by which soil particles are packed more closely together under the action of static load. It is a natural process and its take a long time. It is a two-stage process. Types of Consolidation Primary Consolidation  Secondary Consolidation Primary Consolidation It is an instantaneous process of …

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9-Causes of Settlement of Foundation

9-Causes of Settlement of Foundation

Causes of Settlement of Foundation When the soil beneath the structure shows a reduction in strength to bear the load above it, the structure will start to sink. This sinking is called settlement of the structure. Following are the causes of foundation settlement: Structural collapse of soil Mining subsidence Underground erosion Change in the vicinity …

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