oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The phenomenon of heaving foundations

Volume 5, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



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.

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