Pile Foundation | Classification of Pile Foundations | Pile Installation Methods

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Pile Foundation Pile Foundation. Pile foundations are deep foundations used when the site has a weak shallow bearing strata making it necessary to transfer load to a deeper strata either by friction or end bearing principles. Foundations provide support for structures by transferring the load to the rock or layers of soil that have sufficient … Read more

Negative Skin Friction in Piles: Causes & Design Calculations


What is Negative Skin Friction? Negative skin friction is usually a downward shear drag acting on a pile or pile group due to downward sinking of surrounding soil relative to the piles. This shear drag movements are expected to occur when a segment of the pile penetrates a compressible soil stratum that can consolidate. Downward … Read more