Bearing capacity is the potential of soil to support the structural loads transmitted to the ground.Sometimes, on soft soil sites, large settlements may occur under loaded foundations without actual shear failure occurring, in such circumstance, it becomes essential to improve the bearing capacity of the soil. Keller had provided optimized solution specially curated as per the local ground condition to many clients.

 The bearing capacity of soil is the maximum average contact pressure between the foundation and the soil so that shear failure will not occur. Ultimate bearing capacity is the theoretical maximum pressure which can be supported without failure. Allowable bearing capacity is the ultimate bearing capacity divided by a factor of safety. Two important factors that are to be considered in understanding of bearing capacity are:

  1. The foundation must be stable against shear failure of the supporting soil.
  2. The foundation must not settle beyond a tolerable limit to avoid damage to the structure.

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