Foundation soils tends to deform larger than the permissible limits when severely stressed due to structural loading. This implies, low bearing capacity of the soil resulting in larger foundation sizes which works out to be uneconomical. Keller had provided cost efficient and tailored solution for controlling settlement at various geographies across India

Foundation soils tends to deform larger than the permissible limits when severely stressed due to structural loading. This implies, low bearing capacity of the soil resulting in larger foundation sizes which works out to be uneconomical. The resistance to deformation of the soil depends upon the engineering characteristics of foundation soils. In such circumstances, it becomes essential to improve the foundation soil to address permissible settlements by means of the following:

  1. Compacting the soil
  2. Draining the soil, in case of cohesive types
  3. Compacting the soil, in case of cohesion less soils
  4. Confining the soil, increasing stiffness
  5. Grouting

Typical Techniques