Dealing with Difficult Site and Foundation Problems

  • Sidney M. Levy


With the availability of prime building sites being slowly diminished and becoming more expensive, clients begin to select sites that may have marginal soil characteristics requiring more complicated excavation procedures and more sophisticated foundation designs. When buildings are designed to be built over soils with poor load-bearing qualities at normal foundation depths, quite often pile foundations are designed to provide the most practical solution to the problem.


Test Pile Pipe Pile Foundation Problem Turbine Pump Drop Hammer 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1992

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  • Sidney M. Levy

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