This week we are preparing the soil for the foundation. Engineering specifications require a minimum compaction for soil before a foundation is placed which is usually 98% compaction. This helps prevent the building from settling unevenly which can cause serious structural issues.
There are many factors to take into effect when compacting soil but the biggest factor is the soil type. Some soil types cannot achieve the required compaction and engineered soil needs to be trucked in to provide a stable surface for the foundation. We can achieve proper compaction in most places in Tempe. In this picture we are using a roller compactor to reach our required compaction.
Did you one of the most common devices used to measure soil density uses nuclear radiation energy?
That’s it for this week’s update. Come back next week and we’ll be close to placing concrete. In the meantime, if you’d like more information about warehouse building or have questions on how to build one please get in touch with us by filling out the form below.