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How to Improve Soil Properties by Vacuum Preloading Method?

How to Improve Soil Properties by Vacuum Preloading Method?

The vacuum preloading method uses atmospheric pressure as a temporary surcharge to accelerate soil settlement and improve its characteristics. The process involves the application of vacuum pressure into a separated soil mass to decrease atmospheric pressure and pore water ...

How to Determine Termination Point of Piles in Construction?

How to Determine Termination Point of Piles in Construction?

Deciding on the termination point of piles during the construction process is a critical task. The actual pile termination level may increase or decrease and is finalized during the execution of the drilling process. Pile penetration ratio and chisel ...

How to Use Blasting for Deep Compaction of Soil?

How to Use Blasting for Deep Compaction of Soil?

Blasting is an economical compaction method that can be applied for various soil types such as granular, silt, clay, loess, etc. Not only is the technique highly effective in loose soil, but also capable of compacting granular soil down ...

How to Conduct Weight Sounding Test?

How to Conduct Weight Sounding Test?

Weight sounding test is a form of penetration test conducted at construction sites to assess liquefaction susceptibility, soil profiling, determination of the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations, etc. The test consists of two stages, namely, static penetration and rotational ...

How to Select Compaction Machine Based on Soil Type? [PDF]

How to Select Compaction Machine Based on Soil Type? [PDF]

Soil compaction is the removal of voids in soil by applying static or vibratory vertical forces, resulting in higher soil density that can withstand greater loads. Various types of compaction machinery are available that can be selected for any ...

How to Drive Timber Piles into Ground? [PDF]

How to Drive Timber Piles into Ground? [PDF]

Timber piles are used extensively for compaction of soils and for supporting and protecting waterfront structures. The choice of use of timber piles is mainly governed by the site conditions, particularly water table conditions. Timber piles are comparatively light ...