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Urban Heritage - Building Maintenance, Foundations

Urban Heritage - Building Maintenance, Foundations

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What do we understand by the term 'foundations'? This general idea may embody the literal ' groundwork' that provides support for a building and may possibly include the entire structural works th at serve to pre vent subsidence. Remarkably, in this definition the word 'groundwork' incorporates both the 'ground' itself and the structural 'works'. Ground itself is a general word for the usually layered formations containing elements such as sand, clay peat and silt deposited beside each other or are intermingled, but each having its own characteristics.
What do we understand by the term 'foundations'? This general idea may embody the literal ' groundwork' that provides support for a building and may possibly include the entire structural works th at serve to pre vent subsidence. Remarkably, in this definition the word 'groundwork' incorporates both the 'ground' itself and the structural 'works'. Ground itself is a general word for the usually layered formations containing elements such as sand, clay peat and silt deposited beside each other or are intermingled, but each having its own characteristics.

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Published by: Delftdigitalpress on Jun 09, 2010
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