oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The phenomenon of heaving foundations
|Article Title||The phenomenon of heaving foundations|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Civil Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand.|
|Publication Date||Sep 1955|
|Pages||264 - 266|
|Keyword(s)||Cracking of buildings, Heaving foundations and South Africa|
The most common cause of the cracking of buildings in the southern portion of the African continent is differential heaving rather than differential settlement. The present stage of knowledge regarding the recognition of soils likely to cause heaving is given together with general observations of the time: heaving movements experienced. Constructional procedures at present satisfactorily employed under these conditions are mentioned.
Article metrics loading...