Foundations


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Foundations
Sayed Stoman, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.L.S.E., and Kevin Gallagher, P.E. Caldwell Tanks, Inc. The proper design and installation of the foundation is essential to all welded-steel tanks for water storage. Before any water tank is erected, it is vital to ascertain the suitability of the site and the feasibility of the project from engineering, construction, cost, and safety perspectives. The site soils must be capable of supporting all loads imparted on or generated by the water tank system with appropriate factors of safety against bearing, uplift, and lateral stability and with reasonable total and differential settlements. (Th…
Citation
Steve Meier; American Water Works Association: Steel Water Storage Tanks: Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair. Foundations, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export