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Earthworks Contractors Perth – Ways Of Determine Preparatory Type Of Foundation

The structural foundation is one of the crucial sections that need to be done before construction. There are different types of foundation; raft foundation, footing foundation and piling foundation. The soil condition is inspected before the building construction. The process is called soil investigation (SI) and the SI report is used to define the type of foundation.

Earthworks Contractors Perth – Ways Of Determine Preparatory Type Of Foundation
Earthworks Contractors Perth – Ways Of Determine Preparatory Type Of Foundation

Normally, the consulting engineer needs to provide RC drawings for the client. The client requires it for quantities purpose. Soil investigation takes place at the later stage like after the completion of earthworks.

How does a consulting engineer carry out the preparatory selection of foundation?

The earthworks drawings will be the basis for the preliminary selection of the foundation. They will look at the cut and fill area in earthworks drawings, where the cut area will take as pad foundation and the fill area will take as pile foundation. A fill area that is less than 1.2m can be used as footing foundation because footing needs a certain depth for construction.

Another way of determining the foundation is by on-site excavation. Earthworks contractors Perth will go to the site to actually see the ground condition to see how the excavator excavates the earth. If the excavator can easily move the soil and if the soil is loose at the vertical sides of the excavation hole, then the ground is manageable. The engineer can recommend the ground to be used as a pile foundation or pad foundation can be recommended.

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