OSHA Trench Box Rules and Fines For Violations

Soil Pressure and the Angle of Internal Friction

The angle of internal friction of soil is something that can be overlooked, but one that can be easily explained is rather simple. We encounter it when we see a […]

Surcharge Loads

SURCHARGE LOADS: Surcharge loads will also impact lateral loads.They act in reverse to lateral earth pressure. Most of the surcharge is seen towards the top of the excavation while gradually […]

Soil Pressure and the Angle of Internal Friction

The angle of internal friction of soil is something that can be overlooked, but one that can be easily explained is rather simple. We encounter it when we see a […]

Surcharge Loads

SURCHARGE LOADS: Surcharge loads will also impact lateral loads.They act in reverse to lateral earth pressure. Most of the surcharge is seen towards the top of the excavation while gradually […]

Lateral Earth Pressure

LATERAL EARTH PRESSURE: This is the pressure that we can expect in the horizontal direction. It has three states: Active, Passive and At-Rest. At-Rest: The soil is in equilbirum and […]

Soil Composition and Influence

Soil – aka “dirt”is a particulate material. This means it is composed of an assortment of individual particles which can be sorted into 4 basic groups: sand, silt, clay and […]

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