Deep Foundations


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Deep Foundations
1010402Deep Foundations
Deep Foundations Deep foundations are those founded so deep below the ground surface that their bearing capacity is not affected by surface conditions, typically at depths greater than 10 ft below finished ground level. They include piles, piers, and caissons or compensated foundations using deep basements and also deep pad or strip foundations. Deep foundations can be used to transfer the loading to a deeper, more competent stratum at depth if unsuitable soils are present near the surface. Piles are relatively long, slender members that transmit foundation loads through soil strata of low bearing capacity to deeper soi…
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Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Deep Foundations, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export