Foundation Behavior and Repair: Residential and Light Construction

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Foundation design and construction from A to Z. Get up to speed with the latest advances in residential/light commercial foundation construction and behavior with Robert Brown's Foundation Behavior and Repair, Third Edition. It's the one-stop source for instant answers on everything from the chemistry of cement to soil engineering and base foundations. This totally revised and updated industry classic brings you up-to-the-minute on every aspect of foundation design, evaluation and repair. You get tons of reliable new information on foundation stability, including new findings on roots, natural water migration, the effects of induced moisture, variations on foundation design and more. You'll also find invaluable new details on site drainage, soil chemistry, repair procedures--plus the hands-on help you need to: Identify the presence and cause of foundation distress; prevent recurring distress problems; Sidestep common problems related to land planning and site preparation; Assess the impact of foundation repair on property value; Speed up property inspection and structural evaluations; and much more.

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New methods for restoring and constructing stable foundations Featuring 35% all-new information, this significantly updated new edition provides engineers, architects, appraisers, and inspectors with the most comprehensive practical insight to date into the basic foundation construction and behavior in residential and light commercial structures. Foundation Behavior and Repair features an abundance of new research on the influence of several factors on foundation stability--including roots, natural water moisture migration, the effects of induced moisture, and variations in foundation designs. Using the latest field data, it also spotlights the limitations of today's widely accepted repair methods while bringing to light alternative repair procedures that ensure optimal results at the lowest possible cost. In addition to new material on site drainage and soil chemistry, the book covers: Basic elements of site engineering, preparation, and development; Essential principles of soil mechanics and foundation design; Procedures designed to identify the presence and causes of foundation distress; Techniques geared to prevent recurring distress problems; The impact of foundation repair on property values. . .and includes a detailed checklist that facilities property inspections and structural evaluations. Enhanced by numerous photos and drawings as well as real-life examples that bring practical applications into clearer focus, this latest edition of Foundation Behavior and Repair debunks many long-held myths in the field while introducing evaluation, restoration, and prevention procedures that work.

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