Grillage Foundations – Steel & Timber Grillage

Grillage Foundation - Steel & Timber Grillage Grillage foundation is used when heavy structural loads from columns, piers or stanchions are required to be transferred...

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...

Raft or Mat Foundations

Raft or Mat Foundations In case of soils having low bearing capacity, heavy structural loads are usually supported by providing raft or mat foundations. Also...

Inverted Arch Foundation

Inverted Arch Foundation Inverted Arch Footing/Foundation is used to be provided for multi-storeyed buildings in olden times. However, with the advent of reinforced cement concrete...

Geo-Physical Method of Soil Exploration

Geo-Physical Method of Soil Exploration Geo-physical methods are used when soil exploration is to be carried out over large area and where speed is of...

Composite Piles

Composite Piles Composite Piles are those piles of two different materials are driven one over the other, so as to enable them to act together...

Penetration Test Method Determine Bearing Capacity of Soils

Penetration Test Method - Standard Split Spoon Sampler The equipment used for this test may be a standard split spoon sampler, a cone or other...

Methods to Improve Bearing Capacity of soils

Some of the methods to improve bearing capacity of soils: Increasing the depth of the footing is the simplest method of improve the bearing capacity...

Probing

Probing In the probing method of site exploration, a steel bar of 25 to 40 mm. in diameter with a pointed end is driven in...

Wall Footings or Wall Foundations

Wall Footings Wall Footings consists of several courses of bricks, the lowest course being usually twice the breadth of the wall above. The increased base...