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pile foundation

A system of piles, pile caps, and straps (if required) that transfers the struct
ural load to thebearing stratum into which the piles are driven.
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deep foundation
A continuous
foundation which provides a footing by filling a deep trench with concrete.
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ASTM
A non-profit technical society (formerly known as the American Society for
Testing andMaterials) that develops and publishes standards, definitions of
materials, methods fortesting materials, recommended installation practices
, and specifications for materials.
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driven pile
Any pile, such as a precast pile, which is driven into position at its final posi
tion at the site.

e. . Factor of safety (FS) safety factor (SF). cast-in-place concrete foundations poured in and formed by a bored (i.axial loading Application of weight or force along the course of the long axis of the body. “drilled”) excavation. cylindrical. They can range from 2 to 30 feet in diameter and can be over 300 feet in length. Drilled shafts Drilled shafts are deep. is a term describing the structural capacity of a system beyond the expected loads or actual loads.