Economical Recommendations Provided for Ground Floor Slab Design, Devon

Ruddlesden geotechnical were commissioned to review historical site investigation data to form a ground model and provide guidance on the use of a ground bearing slab for a proposed warehouse for a regional wholesaler.

Consideration was given to the bearing capacity of the subgrade, volume change potential of the soil, slope of the ground, groundwater table, ground aggressivity and the presence of non-engineered fill materials.

To avoid the requirement for a suspended floor slab, it was recommended that the superficial shrinkable soils be removed and engineered fill be imported to support the proposed ground bearing slab.

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