What is shoring?  – Types – Cost – Raking, Dead and Vertical type shoring

Shoring in Construction

A temporary framework to support a potentially dangerous structure or structure under repair is known as shoring. The word shoring means a timber or metal prop or pole renovators use to support or keep something in position. Different types of shoring system offer lateral support to the walls. When walls bulge or split due to … Read more

Expansive soils – Identification – Types – Fixing – Properties – Examples

expansive-soils

Expansive soils are a nightmare for foundation experts and geotech engineers. They cause significant damage to lightweight structures like sidewalks and driveways. They can uplift building foundations and can result in damage of basements. As a result of settlement upon drying, expansive soils can result in cracks of walls and ceilings.Our today’s read is about … Read more

5 Types of footing – Best footing – Images – Uses [PDF]

Types of footing

Selecting the type of footing is an important aspect during new and renovation construction. With array of types it is best to know your options. Building mainly consists of two components that include foundation or sub-structure and super structure. Foundation or sub-structure is the lowest part of structure which transmits load to a soil. While … Read more

Caisson Foundation – Types – Box – Open – Bell – Close – Diagram – PDF

Caisson Foundation

Caisson foundation which is also called pier foundation is a watertight retaining structure that is made up of timber, steel, and reinforced cement concrete (RCC), and constructed for the foundation of bridges, piers and dock structures. Basically, the word Caisson is derived from word caisse which means a box-type structure or a watertight chamber that … Read more

What is a Pier and Beam Foundation? – Cost, Pros & Cons

What is pier and Beam foundation?

So, in our today’s blog we’re going to take about the one of the most common types of foundation used in home in Southern United States. Moreover, we’d also look at the reasons why we choose a pier and beam foundation. Well, when you’re going to build a new home, one of the most basic … Read more

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