Machinery equipment for Soil Excavation

Machinery equipment has brought about a sweeping change in excavation methods. Nowadays many types of machinery tools are available to facilitate the excavations and to budget the time. Generally Excavators  consists of a boom, dipper,  bucket and cab on a rotating platform. The mechanism of the carriage can be designed by tracks or wheels. In most excavators are equipped with powerful hydraulic […]

What is Soil Nailing?

Nailing is a construction technique that provide the stability of soil in areas where landslides might become problematic. In this method steel reinforcement bars are inserted into the soil and anchored to the soil strata to prevent landslides. Soil Nailing Common Applications Soil nailing is an effective solution for stabilizing a wide range of geotechnical […]

Pile Foundations

Pile foundations can be categorized based on different factors such as construction method, materials and loading transfer mechanism. In this article, the first 2 item will be explained, and the soil pile interaction is covered in another post. Pile materials Pile can be constructed with a wide range of material such as concrete, timber, composite […]

Plate Load Test?

What is Plate Load Test? Plate load test (PLT) is an in-situ test to measure the bearing capacity of soil and to estimate settlement of foundations. It is applicable for clayey and sandy soils. The results of plate load test is a useful guideline for design of foundation and determination of safety factor. As it […]

Bearing Capacity of Soil?

In simple words, soil bearing capacity is the maximum load per unit area which is tolerable for soil without yielding or extreme deformation. It is a function of soil properties such as shear strength, density, permeability etc. The denser the soil is, the higher bearing capacity it has. As it is obvious, all structures is […]