There are currently 6 terms in this directory beginning with the letter F.
The casing method is applicable to sites where the soil conditions are such that caving or excessive soil or rock deformation can occur when a hole is drilled
is, in essence, using big machines to put big holes in the ground. ... To do this, large construction projects use foundation drilling rigs to create drilled shafts. Also known as drilled piers, caissons or bored piles, drilled shafts are constructed by pouring concrete into a drilled hole.
is defined as a series of columns constructed or inserted into the ground to transmit loads to a lower level of subsoil. A pile is a long cylinder made up of a strong material, such as concrete or steel. Piles transfer the loads from structures to hard strata, rocks, or soil with high bearing capacity
A test by which a piece of metal is broken to examine the fracture and determine the crystalline structure or carbon content.