Skip to main content
Article
Soil Shrinkage-Induced Failure of a Foundation
Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities
  • David Newton Richardson, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Richard Wesley Stephenson, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • D. Molloy
Abstract
This 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 Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1987 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
11-1-1987
Citation Information
David 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_richardson/87/