Dry density of soil – Relationship of dry density with moisture content

Maximum Dry Density of Soil

Dry density is an important concept in geotechnical engineering. When you’re in the field for soil compaction, you need to know the parameters that affect the dry density of soil. You might also be looking for related terms like dry unit weight of soil, bulk density of soil, or density of soil solids. Definition of … Read more

Atterberg Limits – Importance – Uses – Chart – Tests

Atterberg limits

Do you know the Atterberg limits define the three critical water content limits of a fine grained soil? Yes! Atterberg limits are consistency limits of soil that define the water content at which the soil changes from one state to the other on addition or removal of water content. Fine-grained soil, especially clayey soils changes … Read more

Difference between Dam and Barrage

Difference between Dam and Barrage

Yes! figuring difference between a dam and barrage can be difficult for newbies. To your help, we’ve made this simple guide to share some fun facts and differences.   Well, dam and Barrage are two of the most common structures built across bank of river. They help control floods and both look similar in appearance. … Read more

What is Gabions? – Stainless Steel Gabions – Types

Type of Gabions

Whether you’re looking for erosion control at your project or want to use them as other architectural elements in the building, gabions have a lot to offer. They not only prevent soil erosion on coasts but are also best in preventing slides or washouts. You can use different types of gabion baskets to eradicate stream-bank … Read more

Foundation Failure – (Read it before its TOO Late)

Foundation Failure

A foundation failure is when it is no longer able to support the full weight of the building due to movement of soil and excessive settlement. In such cases, the building may sink or may topple over altogether due to inadequate bearing capacity. Many foundation fail just because of improper assessment of soil conditions existing … Read more

Isolated footing: A type of Shallow footing (DISCOVERED)

Isolated Footing

Isolated footing transmits the load of a single column to the underneath soil. It is also termed as spread footing because it spreads the concentrated load on the column to on a wider soil area so that stress intensity is reduced. [su_box title=”Take Note” box_color=”#4be97f”]Isolated footing is defined as a type of shallow footing that … Read more

Standard Proctor Test – Procedure – Apparatus – Calculation

Standard Proctor Test

Maximum dry Density of soil is determined in the laboratory with the help of Standard Proctor Test standardized by ASTM D698 and AASHTO T99. So this read explains in depth, the significance, background, apparatus and procedure of the standard proctor test. Basics of Soil Compaction It is worth mentioning, that densification or compaction of soil … Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of Raft Foundation

Advantages of Raft Foundation

Manifold advantages of raft foundation and trifling disadvantages of mat foundation are the two basic reasons for increased usage and opting of raft foundation aka mat foundation. So in this read I will be going to explain in-depth the various benefits of raft foundation. Raft foundation which is also sometimes termed as mat foundation is … Read more

Physical Classification of Rocks [With EXAMPLES]

Physical Classification of Rocks

So you are actually looking for details on physical classification of rocks and are unable to find some resourceful and in-depth guide. Don’t worry here I am with another useful guide exploring different types of rocks based on its physical appearances and its classification based on how it looks. There are actually three common classifications … Read more

Plate Bearing Test (Complete Guide WITH PICTURES)

Plate Bearing Test also known as plate load test or static loading test, is an in-situ load bearing test of soil.  The activity of plate bearing test is performed in order to determine the bearing capacity of soil underneath that is likely to take the anticipated load of temporary or a permanent structure. It is … Read more

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