Foundation Installation Requiring of Ground Water

by James D. Parsons,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Pg. 1-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


Ground water at the site described, while of assistance in providing, through buoyancy, partial support for the 5 - 14-story structures installed, required special precautions to be taken to safeguard adjacent existing structures, when lowered to permit the new foundations to be installed in the dry. The soil conditions prevailing, the foundation treatment adopted, the proximity of existing adjacent structures and the ground water conditions all have an important bearing on the requirements of the diffusion system described herein which was developed to maintain normal ground water levels in the adjacent areas during the construction period.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Foundations | Groundwater | Existing buildings | Soil treatment | Foundation construction | Buoyancy | Permits

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