Precast Concrete Piles

Precast Concrete Piles Precast Concrete Piles may be defined as a reinforced concrete pile which is moulded in circular, square, rectangular or octagonal form. The precast concrete piles are cast and cured in a casting yard and then transported to the site for driving. In case sp...

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Timber Piles

Timber Piles Transmission of load through timber piles takes place by the frictional resistance of the ground and the pile surface. Timber piles prove economical hit supporting light structures to be located in compressive soils constantly saturated with water. The timber piles a...

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Types of Piles – Deep Foundations

Depending upon their function, the different types of piles are, Bearing piles Friction piles Sheet piles Anchor piles Batter piles Fender piles Compaction piles   (i) Bearing piles: Bearing piles are those which are driven into the ground until a hard stratum is reached. Su...

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Terms Used in Pile Foundations

Terms Used in Pile Foundations Some of the terms used in pile foundations are, Anvil: The part of a power operated hammer which receives the blow of the ram and transmits it to the pile. Composite pile: A pile whose length is made up of more than one material, e.g., timber at bot...

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Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations In case, the strata of good bearing capacity is not available near the ground, the foundation of the structure has to be taken deep with the purpose of attaining a bearing stratum which is suitable in all respects. In addition there may be many other conditions w...

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Foundation Concrete

Foundation Concrete The type of foundation concrete and the proportion of the ingredients used in its making depend upon the nature of the structure, quality of the materials used and the site conditions. Since lime is fairly cheap, lime concrete is generally used for foundations...

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Excavation of Foundation in Water Logged Sites

Excavation of Foundation in Water Logged Sites Excavation of foundation in water logged sites poses a great problem for the site engineer. There are various methods of dealing with the situation which depend upon the depth of excavation, depth of water table and many other facto...

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Setting out of Foundations

Setting out of Foundations Before Commencement, of the excavation of trenches for foundation, a setting out plan is prepared on paper. The setting out plan is a dimensioned ground floor plan, usually drawn to scale of 1:50. The plan is fully dimensioned at all breaks and openings...

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Machine Foundation

Machine Foundation The design of machine foundation involves careful study of the vibration characteristics of the foundation system. Relevant data required for the design and construction of the machine foundation of machine should be obtained from the manufacturer of the machin...

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Foundations on Sloping Ground

Foundations on Sloping Ground To avoid sloping foundation bed or excessive depth of excavation at the top end, stepped foundation is necessary to be provided in a considerably sloping ground. Foundations on Sloping Ground is achieved by cutting the portion of the foundation trenc...

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