Use of Geofoam Layers for Foundation System in BC Soils

  • Abdullah Ansari , Dr. Prashant B Daigavane


      Because of swelling and extension, the construction of the framework base constructed on BC soils presents great challenges to civil engineers. The swelling pressure is developed in the soil and it’s exerted on the foundation if the BC soils comes into contact with excessive moisture content or saturation. The cracks are created in the foundation, walls, slabs and beams because of the development of high swelling pressure. There are strong chances of uplifting of the light weight structures due to high magnitude of swelling pressure. This paper discusses about the experimental work done on actual tank model. The proper layering of geofoams is helpful to handle the problem of swelling pressure.