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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Subsurface Soundings

Subsurface Soundings The method of subsurface soundings consists of measuring the variation in the resistance offered by the soil with the depth by means of...

Termite- Soil Treatment for Foundations

Termite Treatment for Foundations This termite treatment consists in treating the soil under the building and around the foundations with some chemical emulsion which can...

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...

Test Pits – Soil Exploration

Test Pits The commonly used method to find the nature of the subsoil strata is to dig a hole and see. The holes which are...

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...