The complete answer to the problem of constructing buildings on expansive soils lies in the isolation of the building from the heaving soil by supporting it above the ground on a properly designed pile foundation. Various types of piles may be used but the present state of knowledge on the behavior of these piles is inadequate. The greatest demand is for an economic solution to the problem of providing piled foundations for light structures, including domestic houses. The design considerations for the various types of piles are reviewed and the information still required is pointed out. It is suggested that sleeving piles to eliminate or reduce the uplift forces on piles might be the key to the solution of the problem.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 3rd Regional Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Africa on Soil Mechanics and Fdn Engineering Conf

    Salisbury, ZZ Southern Rhodesia   
  • Authors:
    • Donaldson, G W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1963-6

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  • Pagination: p. 145-147

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  • Accession Number: 00264644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CSIR
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2003 12:00AM