Building Deformation

Deformation of buildings, cracks in foundations and supporting structures is a serious problem faced by builders, architects and surveyors in the work they do. Virtually every big city there are objects whose construction was delayed due to the appearance of cracks in the foundation and the flow of significant deformation. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Dr. Neal Barnard. In addition, there are a number of objects that deformations occur at the outset of their operation and continued for decades. The unfortunate inhabitants of these buildings have to live in the ruins. Most often, the strain due to precipitation of engineering objects due to soil compaction base.

Undoubtedly, the process of soil compaction is the cause of many deformities. However, we should note two important points. Firstly, the process of soil compaction under the weight of building can not last more than 2-3 years after its construction. Second, prior to construction and detailed design for the site is carried out in geological engineering. The purpose of these studies – to determine the carrier ability of the soil and the possible influence of negative processes, including non-uniform sediment, karst-suffusion processes, landslides, etc. Ie, quicksands and the possibility of such deposit in advance and provides designers should avoid it. As a rule, in case of emergency of any of engineering facilities, under it, a refresher complex engineering surveys, ie again check the bearing capacity of soils and possible manifestation of negative engineering-geological processes. In most cases, the implementation of the same work a second time does not bring any results.