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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 part of structure below plinth level  in direct contact of soil and transmits load of super ...

Major Issues During Pile Foundation Construction and Remedies

There are several issues that may be encountered during pile foundation construction. These problems will cause deficiency in the capacity of the pile unless they tackled properly.These pile construction problems and with their causes and required measure to prevent them ...

Steel Pile Foundations – Types, Design and Connections

Precast piles and driven cast in piles make use of steel pipes. In the case of precast or totally performed piles, there are two classification such as hollow small displacement piles and solid piles. The hollow small displacement piles make ...

What are the Purpose of Dewatering Foundation Excavations?

There are various reasons that enforce dewatering of foundation excavation such as to keep excavation bottom dry, prevent ground water or soil leakage, prevent sand boiling, to prevent upheaval failure, prevent basement floatation. In this article, foundation dewatering motivation are ...