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Post time: 2016-03-10 13:46:33
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Footing Inspections
- Strip and pad foundation & Pile Foundations


Design of foundations and footing system vary according to the dwelling design and the characteristics of the subsurface conditions and site topography.

A foundation system may consist of cast-in-situ slab foundation or piled foundation based on recommendations in a Geotechnical Report. Various forms of strengthening slabs, beams, raft, bored piles, screw piles, concrete or timber piles and waffle pod designs may be used to provide a stable foundations.

At end of a site footing inspetion, an experienced Geotechnical Engineer from ESWNMAN Pty Ltd will sign off the Geotechnical Inspection and Test Plan as required by the projects during construction.

Checklist for Inspections of general purpose


Site Conditions:
Site topography and overall stability
Cut & Fill stability
General soil type
Weather condition: raining etc
Surface drainage
Subsidence
Seepage
Retaining walls and trenches

Ground Conditions:
Landscaping
Driveways/access/slope
Crossover
Paving (sbgrade, proof rolling)
Fencing
Stormwater pipes (protection and setback requirements)

Structures:
Footings (Bearing capacity, suitability of founding material, embedment depth and/or socket length)
Thickening beams/piers
Sub-base compaction
Basement floor

Under slab Services: (protection and setback requirements)
Sewage pipes
Electrical
Cables
Gas pipeline






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Geotechnical footing inspection checklist:

* Material validation;
* Bearing capacity check;
* Footing embedment depth check; and
* Other geotechnical related issues to be addressed.

The above to be carried by a qualified geotechnical consultant or geotechnical professional/practitioner, who should be a chartered engineer as required by some local Councils.  

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