Where do we use pile foundation?

Piles and pile foundation in use since prehistoric times. The Neolithic inhabitants of Switzerland drove wooden poles in the soft bottoms of shallow lakes or lagoons 12000 years ago and erected their homes on them. Now a day, pile foundations serve to make the place was able to the built-in an area where the soil … Read more

The durability of pile foundations

In all situations, consideration must be given to the possibility of the deterioration of piled foundations due to aggressive substances in soils, in rocks, in ground-waters, in the sea and in river waters. Piles in a river or marine structures are also exposed to potentially aggressive conditions in the atmosphere, and they may be subjected to abrasion from shifting sand or shingle, or damage from floating ice or driftwood. In considering schemes for protecting piles against deterioration due to these influences, the main requirement is for detailed information at the site investigation stage on the environmental conditions. In particular, adequate information is required on the range of fluctuation of river or sea levels and of the groundwater table. In the latter case, the highest levels are required when considering the likely severity of sulphate attack on concrete piles or the corrosion of steel piles, and the lowest possible levels are of considerable importance in relation to the decay of timber piles

Design of Pile Foundation | IRC 78-2014 | IS 2911- 2010,Part -1, Section 2 |

The construction of a pile foundation requires a careful choice of piling system depending upon the subsoil condition and load characteristics of the structure. The permissible limits of total and differentials settlement, unsupported length of the pile under scour and any other special requirements of the project are also equally important criteria for adoption. For … Read more

Important Guidelines To Design A Pile Foundation

Allowable Load— The load may be applied to a pile after taking into account its ultimate load capacity, group effect, allowable settlement, negative skin friction and other relevant loading conditions. Bored Cast In-situ Pile — A pile is formed by boring a hole in the ground by a percussive or rotary method with the use … Read more