How to Protect Foundation Structures from Soils and Ground Water Attacks?
Foundation is an essential part of structures and it greatly affects structural integrity of the structure. Foundation structures are commonly subjected to different forms of attacks from underground water and soils and hence necessary protection measures are required to be undertaken. How to Protect Foundation Structures from Soils and Ground Water Attacks? In this article, consideration regarding the attacks on foundation structures caused by harmful elements in soils and ground water are discussed as follows: Causes of attacks Soil and groundwater exploration Protection of concrete foundation structures against attacks in soil and ground water Protection of steel piles against corrosion Protection of timber piles Causes of Attacks on Foundation Structures There are different types of attacks that various types of foundation may suffer from. The following states various causes of attacks that different types of foundations namely concrete foundation, steel piles, and