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Soil Mechanics pp 220-239 | Cite as

Pile Foundations

  • G. E. Barnes
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Abstract

If a structure cannot be satisfactorily supported on a shallow foundation, for reasons such as incompetent ground, swelling/shrinking soil or open water, then a pile foundation can provide an economical alternative.

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© G. E. Barnes 1995

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