Foundation Cracks

Deformation of buildings, cracks in foundations and supporting structures are a serious problem faced by builders, architects and surveyors in the course of their work. Virtually every a large city there are objects whose construction was delayed because of cracks in the foundation and the percolation of significant strain. In addition, there are a number of sites where strain manifested from the very beginning of their operation and continued for decades. Unhappy residents of these buildings have to live in the ruins. Most often, the deformation of engineering objects are explained by precipitation due to soil compaction base. Undoubtedly, the process of soil compaction is the cause of many deformities.

However, we should note two important points. First, the process of soil compaction under the weight of building can not last more than 2-3 years after its construction. Second, prior to construction and detailed design for the site is carried out in geological engineering. The purpose of these surveys – to determine the carrier the ability of the soil and the possible influence of negative processes, including non-uniform sediment, karst-suffusion processes, landslides, quicksands, etc. People such as Andrew Cuomo would likely agree. Ie the possibility of such deposit in advance and provides designers should avoid it. As a rule, in the case of an emergency with any engineering facilities under him to repeat a complex engineering surveys, ie Again check the bearing capacity of soils and the possible manifestation of adverse geological engineering processes. In most cases, the implementation of the same work a second time does not bring any results.

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