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Construction of Foundation – Depth, Width, Layout and Excavation

Procedure for construction of foundation starts with decision on its depth, width and marking layout for excavation and centerline of foundation. Foundation is the...
Water Content of soil

Determine Water Content of Soil by Oven Dry and Pycnometer Methods

What is Water Content of Soil? The water content of soil is is the ratio of mass of water to mass of soil which is...
Textural classification of soil triangle

What is Soil Texture? Classification System of Soil Texture

What is Soil Texture? The texture of the soil is an indication of the relative content of particles of various sizes in the soil. It...

Shear Strength of Soil by Direct Shear Test

Direct shear test or Box shear test is used to determine the shear strength of the soil. It is more suitable for cohesionless soils. Shear...

Sulphate Resistant Cement – Composition, Properties, Uses and Advantages.

Sulphate Resisting Cement is a type of Portland Cement in which the amount of tricalcium aluminate (C3A) is restricted to lower than 5% and...

Low Heat Cement- Composition, Properties, Uses and Advantages

Low heat cement is a special tailored cement which generates low heat of hydration during setting. It is manufactured by modifying the chemical composition of...
Effect of trench excavation on nearby buildings

Determine Effect of Trench Excavation on Nearby Buildings by Rule of Thumb

Clearly, trench excavation affects nearby buildings and causing them to settle. The major factors that cause building settlement are soil relaxation and lowering groundwater....

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