Soil Shrinkage-Induced Failure of a FoundationJournal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities
AbstractThis paper describes an investigation into the causes of structural damage to a retirement home and the subsequent rehabilitation project. The investigation revealed that the damage was caused by shrinkage of the soils beneath the structure's foundation as a result of dry weather, shrinkage-prone characteristics of the soils, deviation from the original design, and poor construction techniques. The structure was subsequently underpinned to rock using the inclined drilled pier method. Interaction between design and construction professionals is also presented.
Department(s)Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Document TypeArticle - Journal
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Citation InformationDavid Newton Richardson, Richard Wesley Stephenson and D. Molloy. "Soil Shrinkage-Induced Failure of a Foundation" Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities Vol. 1 Iss. 4 (1987) p. 210 - 228 ISSN: 0887-3828
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