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How to Reuse Pile Foundation Efficiently?

How to Reuse Pile Foundation Efficiently?

The reuse of existing piles is an efficient way to reduce pile input-resources, construction costs, and the overall environmental impact by minimizing the project carbon footprint. The old piles can be used either completely, partially, or in combination. This ...

10 Most Common Reasons of Foundation Failure

10 Most Common Reasons of Foundation Failure

A foundation is a structural element that provides support for various loads acting on the superstructure. It is the link between the structure and its eventual support, i.e., the soil underneath. The actual transfer of load may be by ...

How to Use Preloading to Improve Soil Bearing Capacity?

How to Use Preloading to Improve Soil Bearing Capacity?

Preloading is an economical and effective soil improvement method that can reduce settlement and increase the bearing capacity of soft soil. In other words, preloading accelerates settlement of the soil before the construction of the structure. Commonly, the combination ...

What are the Important Pile Integrity Test Methods?

What are the Important Pile Integrity Test Methods?

Pile integrity test (PIT) is defined as a qualitative evaluation of the integrity of piles. As per ASTM D5882, pile integrity comprises the material’s physical dimension, continuity, and consistency. The physical dimension includes the length and the cross-section of ...

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 ...