4 Types of Foundation Drainage with their pros and cons

Types of foundation drainage system

All structures have some kind of foundation which safely carries loads from the structure to the ground. Foundation is the most critical part of any structure and due we need to take due measures to ensure its safety. Apart from structural requirements, a proper drainage system is the key factor which ensures proper functioning of … Read more

What is pile foundation? 9 Types of Pile Foundation (Must Know)

Types of Pile Foundation

A pile foundation is primarily a type of deep foundation that is a long-cylindrical column that transfers the building or structure’s load deep inside the earth to firm strata. There’re different types of pile foundation to suit the site or load situation. Based on the construction methodology, we know following types of pile foundations: Bored … Read more

Continuous Footing – Detail – Diagram – 3 types (DETAILED GUIDE)

Continuous Footing

Continuous footing is a type of shallow footing that supports long masonry, RCC wall, and two or more column in a row or line. It is same as strip footing for wall. We prefer it to support load-bearing walls. We can also use it when two or more columns are in row and close together. … 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

Deep Foundation – Types – Uses – Advantages – PDF

Deep foundation - Types - Pros and Cons

Among many different types of foundation for structures, deep foundation comes handy in number of ways. Deep foundation transfers the structure loading to the earth farther down. Be it a bridge, a building, or a commercial plaza; deep foundation helps in transferring the loading to high bearing strata several meters down the soil. In order … Read more

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

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