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Types of Slope Failures

An earth Slope or soil slope is an inclined surface of soil mass which can be either natural or man-made. Different types of slope failures and shape ...

Differences Between Wet, Moist, and Damp Subgrade

Subgrade is considered to be the most significant component of the pavement structure. This is because of its function where it acts as a foundation for other pavement components that are constructed upon it and have to withstand ...

Foundation Drain – Components, Working and Design

Foundation drain is an exterior drainage system installed on the outer face of the foundation wall and near the wall footing, covered with a layer of gravel, serving the purpose of draining out excess water seeping into the ...

Backfilling Procedure in Basement

Proper backfilling of a basement is an important and essential step in the basement construction as it largely contributes to its structural stability. Moreover, properly compacted backfill provides support to the basement walls as well as acts as ...

Shifting and Tilting of Well Foundations

Shifting and tilting occur generally during the sinking phase of well foundations. If proper care is not taken, they can cause grave problems which may lead to the weakening of the stability of foundations. Precautions to avoid shifting ...

Lime Soil Stabilization Method and Factors Affecting it

Lime-Soil stabilization is the process of adding lime to the soil to improve its properties like density, bearing capacity etc. Various factors affecting lime-soil stabilization are soil type, lime type, lime content used, compaction, curing period and additives ...