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 void ratio? – Void Ratio Formula and Porosity Relationship

In geotechnical engineering and material sciences, a very common concept regarding soil is void ratio. We deal with this concept in hydrogeological properties of soil. If you look at the void-ratio formula you’ll come to know that this dimensionless quantity plays a vital role in different properties of soils. The voids in soil not only … 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

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

Sheepsfoot Roller – Design – Applications – Mechanism

Sheeps foot roller

It is one of the most widely used soil compactors used by contractors and builders worldwide. The sheepsfoot roller is a piece of heavy self-propelled equipment usually mowed and runs in a static position. Depending on the character of the soils, this sort of roller is available in several sizes. It is one of the … Read more

What is wellpoint system? Types – Applications – Advantages

What is WellPoint System?

While undertaking deep excavations for construction of foundations, engineers face difficulties in terms of expulsion of subsoil water. That’s where a wellpoint system serves as the best dewatering tool for lowering the water table below excavation levels. A wellpoint dewatering system consists of a series of shallow wells, known as wellpoints. We install these wellpoints … Read more

What is injection grouting – Purpose – Types – Procedure

What is injection grouting

Injection grouting is a technique of repair used to fill up gaps, cracks, voids or annular spaces between joints in concrete walls, masonry or underground structures. Injection grouting is carried out with a specialized type of grout material that is filled under pressure and set hardened according to the shape of void or crack. We … Read more

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