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Foundations and Foundation Walls: For All Classes of Buildings, Pile Driving, Building Stones Bricks, Pier and Wall Construction, Mortars, Limes,

ISBN: 9781330536162
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2016-11-17
Number of pages: 172
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Excerpt from Foundations and Foundation Walls: For All Classes of Buildings, Pile Driving, Building Stones Bricks, Pier and Wall Construction, Mortars, Limes, Cements, Concretes, Stuccos, Etc

The subject of Foundations although treated of in various works on construction has not heretofore, with the exception of one or two small manuals, been made the subject of a special book. The importance of the subject and the liberal patronage afforded the first edition of this work had led the publisher to believe a second edition thoroughly revised and brought down to the present date would prove valuable to those engaged in designing and constructing large and important structures. After consultation with the author it was decided to recast the whole thing and make it practically a new work. With this in view it has been almost entirely rewritten and all new information bearing on the subject gathered into it.

We regret to say that the author after completion of his manuscript was stricken with paralysis and in consequence unable to give his attention to the revision of proofs. This matter, however, has been very carefully attended to, and we think will be found free from such inaccuracies, ambiguities and misprints as had crept into the first edition. Since the first edition was brought out there have been many important structures in process of construction where the subject of securing foundations was a serious study, among which might be named, the Brooklyn Bridge. The tests made for these structures and other knowledge gained regarding use of cements etc., have been carefully garnered and will be found under their proper headings in the following pages.

On the preservation of timber the author is largely indebted to the researches of Maj. Gen. Cram of the U. S. A., and has quoted largely from his lecture before the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

In order to cover the subject more fully than has been done heretofore the author has fou…

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