Raft foundation design and types

Raft foundation design and types

Raft foundations These are used in locations where other kinds of shallow foundations do not fit in an appropriate manner. When the structural load is quite significant, these are the kind of foundations that are employed. It is constructed as a single mat that is comprised of all of the load-bearing parts of the structure. Its …

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Pile Foundations: Types of pile foundation, Design and Details

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Introduction A pile foundation is a particular kind of deep foundation that is often used to support constructions that are subjected to significant loads. Piles are long, slender columns which are driven into the ground to a depth where they can bear the load of the structure. Pile foundations are used when the soil is …

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Combined Footing Design, Types, Dimensions, Adv. & Disadvantages

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What is a Combined Footing? A combined footing is a concrete footing that supports two columns or load-bearing walls. It is usually rectangular in shape and is placed directly under the columns or walls it is supporting. The footing is usually wider than the column or wall it is supporting, and is typically made of …

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Retaining wall design

Retaining-Wall

What is a Retaining wall A structure that is designed to hold or keep soil behind it is called a retaining wall. There is a wide variety of material that may be used in the construction of retaining walls. Some examples of these materials are concrete blocks, poured concrete, treated timbers, pebbles, or boulders. All …

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What Is Underpinning

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Underpinning Meaning Underpinning refers to the process of adding support to the foundation of an existing structure. It is necessary in the event that the old foundation is no longer able to sustain the weight of the structure. This is often the consequence of a change in the structure of the soil, which may have …

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